Konami has developed the game “for consoles” and then they will adapt the mobile versions to them, not the other way around.
It’s official: PES 2022 will be a free-to-play game, and Konami’s iconic football saga leaves traditional paid installments behind forever. Such is the turn that the saga takes, that from now on it will be known simply as eFootball, its new official name. This game is currently announced for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One and PC, as well as for iOS and Android, and while free games always seem more akin to the mobile market, Konami makes it clear that their priority has been and will be the consoles.
That eFootball has been developed with consoles in mind, and that has not been weighed down in any way due to the fact that it is also published in the mobiles. In statements to our mates from IGN, producer Seitaro Kimura explains that the change from the PES series to the free-to-play format is something they had been planning for two years “to coincide with the generational transition and changes in the market environment.” In this, proposals such as the free game PES Mobile have served as a probe balloon for the company, to verify that its bet can succeed.
“By applying the same model on all platformsWe hope that more football fans can play this game on consoles too, “he says. Of course, the fact that eFootball will be available on PC and consoles as well as on iOS and Android may be cause for concern for fans, either because mobile phones hinder playable advances, or because it tends to a more casual gameplay to facilitate its adaptation to all devices. And this is where Kimura makes things clear: “We keep making games for consoles first. Then we take that same experience and make it available to mobile devices. “
We work so that mobiles are more similar to consolesSeitaro Kimura“In other words, we are not making the game for mobile, but working so that mobiles are more similar to consoles “, guarantees the producer of Konami. The company has given priority to the most powerful versions, and then they have worried about adapting the previous ones to these, instead of equating all of them to take it down. “We ask our fans not to worry, we have made great efforts to adapt the visual quality of the game to the hardware of each device “.
A very different stance than EA Sports, who have deprived the PC of the next-generation enhancements to FIFA 22. eFootball will debut this fall on consoles and PC, later on iOS and Android. It will be about a game as a service that will be expanded based on periodic updates, offering 9 teams and a launch game mode, and with the intention of offering more game modes via DLC of payment. Will Konami’s bet work? On the other hand, for those who have not seen it yet, in 3DJuegos we offer you this week a complete preview of FIFA 22 in the new generation.
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