Konami Digital Entertainment Limited announces eFootball, a new soccer simulation platform. The game is free and completely rebuilt, and can be played on a variety of consoles including PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows 10 and PC Steam in the near future, with iOS and Android to follow.
Game eFootball is a new identity that represents a new approach to the long-running franchise, previously known as Pro Evolution Soccer and Winning Eleven.
The producer of the eFootball series at Konami Digital Entertainment, Seitaro Kimura, said that with Unreal Engine’s strong foundation, it decided to modify game that. “Coupled with the new console, eFootBall presents realistic gameplay,” he said in a written statement, Thursday, July 22, 2021.
According to Kimura, the soccer game is highly developed, the animation system has also been overhauled. Konami equipped eFootBall with a technology called Motion Matching, to convert the various moves players make on the court into a series of animations, and select the most accurate in real-time.
This system provides more than four times as much animation as before, achieving very realistic motion. Motion Matching will be used across all eFootball platforms, including last-generation consoles, PC and mobile. “We’ll be sharing specific gameplay details next month, so stay tuned,” said Kimura.
Konami will also regularly add new content and game modes as they launch in the near future. Local matches featuring FC Barcelona, Juventus, FC Bayern, Manchester United and more will be available for free at launch.
In the future, certain game modes will be sold as optional DLC, giving players the freedom to build experiences that suit their interests.