PES 2016 to be revealed next week?

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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.

It seems we might be seeing PES 16 sooner than anyone thought. According to Dutch website (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

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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