Konami has officially rebranded their Pro Evolution Soccer series as eFootball – a free-to-play, digital only title coming to PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC this Autumn. iOS and Android versions will come this Winter, alongside full cross-platform matchmaking across all available platforms.
This drastic overhaul has called for numerous changes, including rebuilding the entire game in Unreal Engine.
“Starting with the strong foundations of Unreal Engine, which has allowed us to massively overhaul player expression, we’ve made a number of modifications to virtually create a new football game engine that will power eFootball for years to come. With the added power of new-generation consoles and by working closely with elite footballers, eFootball delivers our most tense and realistic gameplay to date. We’ll share specific gameplay details next month, so stay tuned.” – Seitaro Kimura, Producer at Konami Digital Entertainment.
As a digital-only title, Konami will regularly add new content and game modes after launch this Autumn. Local matches featuring FC Barcelona, Juventus, FC Bayern, Manchester United and others will be available, for free, at launch. In the future, certain game modes will be sold as optional DLC.
Konami has already published a first roadmap for eFootball, presenting initial details about launch content and what will be added in the months following. You can view the roadmap below.
More details on the gameplay and game modes will be announced in late August, but for now you can take a look at their announcement trailer.