Remember when we all found out that the graphic format is pronounced ‘jif’ and not ‘gif’ and people tried to make us use the correct pronunciation? That, but with PES. No one is ever going to call it eFootball, it’s always going to be just PES. Also, the new name makes no sense as PES stands for Pro Evolution Soccer so the game is actually named eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer. Silly Konami.
Anyway, here’s Konami’s European Brand Manager Lennart Bobzien explaining the obvious reason for the name change.
The full product name moving forward will be eFootball: PES. For this year we’ve announced eFootball PES 2020. We want to put a bigger focus on esports moving forward. In the past we’ve already shown [this] by having competitions such as PES League and eFootball Pro, the professional club competition. Moving forward, there will be bigger esports competitions coming up. We simply thought that by including it in the product naming, we’re making a statement and showing our community of fans, but also the wider audience, that esports will play a very big part moving forward.
Lennart went to announced eGear Solid, eZone of Enders, and a brand new title mixing farming simulation with big haired anime, Old McDonald Had A Farm eYo-gi eYo-gi Oh!
The demo for PES 2020 is now live, giving fans and prospective punters a chance to try out the latest iteration in their footballing series ahead of its release on 10th September, and you can grab it from the links below.
It was recently announced that EA’s FIFA franchise will not have all of the top football teams in the world in the game as Konami have signed an exclusive partnership with Italian footballing giants Juventus F.C. giving PES 2020 the sole rights to using the team name, crest and official kits within console football video games.