Konami seems to be spending less time and energy on console games, moving most of its resources over to mobile and digital games. They have since clarified that they’re not completely abandoning proper games as some baseless bits of conjecture might have you believe. Still, many have been worried that the one Konami game they buy every year, Pro Evolution Soccer, wouldn’t be made any more.
Adam Bhatti, European product manager for PES did his best to allay fears last month, assuring fans that the game was still very much in production – and that there would be something to show off.
Hey guys just want to say to please stop worrying, the future of PES is safe We have an incredible future ahead, can’t wait to show you
— Adam Bhatti (@Adam_Bhatti) May 13, 2015
It seems we might be seeing PES 16 sooner than anyone thought. According to Dutch website Gamer.nl (via Destructoid), there’ll be a reveal of the game happening next week Friday, the weekend before E3 kicks off.
They spotted banners promising as much at the UEFA Champions League. While there are no details on what new systems might be in place for a new Pro Evo, the site does suggest that the game will be coming to the old consoles as well as the new ones, and PC. That shouldn’t be surprising; games like FIFA and PES are the sort that some families buy entire consoles for, and they’ll stick with those consoles for years before moving on. The PlayStation 2 (yes, that’s a 2!) was still getting ports of FIFA right up until FIFA 15, by which time EA decided enough was enough.
Last Updated: June 4, 2015