Konami have posted a few messages on Facebook in regards to PES 2020 as some people noted the demo, which was released a few weeks before the game. was a little more responsive than the game that shipped. Those people are calling for the released version to revert back to something more like the demo but Konami state that this will not be happening.
As with the example above, many bugs were fixed in between the demo version and the final product. Thus, it would not be viable to revert the gameplay back to the demo version, because that would mean that all the bugs that were originally fixed would arise again.
We’re sorry if this sounds disheartening to some of you, but we wanted to make this clear to everyone.
Konami also posted a few notes about what they are working on their first patch and one of the biggest complaints, loose balls, is the number one issue. This was one of our main criticisms in our review. “In an attempt at realism Konami seems to have gone too far in the direction of making players clumsy a lot more than you’d expect of professional footballers,” noted Aran.
Here is Konami’s response.
1. Better player reaction to loose balls.
We will be improving how players react to loose balls, ensuring that they will do their best to try and gain possession. This will ensure an exciting gameplay for 1 vs 1 duels in the sidelines or the battle for the ball in the penalty box.
2. Better positioning of the defense line and midfield line.
Some people pointed out that there was a gap between the defense line and the midfield line, which allowed killer passes to reach the forward attackers with ease.
We noticed that this resulted in a fast-paced game, since it was possible for the ball to reach the front lines with only a few passes. With the fix, it will become harder for the ball to reach the attackers, so constructing the play will be more important during matches. As a result, the pace of the game will come closer to reality.
There is no date for the patch at present.