Konami has confirmed that eFootball PES 2020 will have the license for Italy’s Serie A giving the game the usage of the Serie A logo, the official trophy, and associated badges. However, this does not give Konami the license to use individual team licenses so don’t suddenly expect full team kits and names for the league. If that were the case then EA would have had to rename all of the Serie A teams in FIFA 20. As it is Juventus is the main Serie A team that has granted Konami the full exclusive license which has led to EA having to rename the team to Piemonte Calcio.
— eFootball PES (@officialpes) August 19, 2019
If you’ve not checked it out yet the eFootball PES 2020 demo is available to download, but if you don’t fancy downloading but instead fancy a day out Konami is currently taking the demo on tour. Some of you may be wondering why Konami decided to change the game’s name from Pro Evolution Soccer, or PES for short, to eFootball PES. You can check out the reasoning behind the name change below, and see if you agree with it.
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.
Essentially the name change is to make PES a major competitive title in the esports world. eFootball PES 2020 will be released on September 10th for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.