Konami announced in the past months that they will now use the name eFootball instead of the PES series and that the series will continue in this way. Before this process, the company, which also carried out the eFootball demo process for the online infrastructure test, published the new video of the game at the Gamescom 2021 game fair. You can check out the company’s statements and eFootball gameplay video below.
eFootball gameplay video finally released
As part of Gamescom 2021, Konami released a new trailer detailing numerous on-pitch gameplay features for eFootball™, the brand new football simulation platform from the makers of PES and Winning Eleven.
Seitaro Kimura, producer of the eFootball series, said: “With the many changes we’ve made this year, we believe it’s important for players to first understand the feel of our football game on the pitch – a reflection of our passion for ultra-realistic and real-world football. The decades we’ve accumulated in developing PES and Winning Eleven games. “The experience has been transferred to eFootball to reach football fans around the world. This is the beginning of a unique journey and we have big plans for the future.”
eFootball gameplay video
We hope you enjoy the eFootball gameplay video. Also, Seitaro Kimura, eFootball™ series Producer at Konami Digital Entertainment commented: “With so much change this year, we believe it is important that people first understand the feel of our football game on the pitch – highly realistic and grounded in a clear passion for real-world football. Decades of experience developing PES and Winning Eleven titles have been poured into eFootball with the aim of reaching a massive audience of football fans around the world. This is the start of a unique journey and we have big plans for the future.
Controlling the ball touch
Players will be able to control the strength of kicking the ball as well as determining dribbling speed; from a knock-on all the way to a full dash, just as in real football. In addition, on PlayStation®5, eFootball™ will make use of the controller’s haptic feedback and adaptive triggers to feel the difference of player movements*.
Tricking the defender
With greater freedom to control how the player will trap the ball, each play becomes a mind game*. A wide array of dribbles and body feints are also available with intuitive commands. In combination, these ensure that every single duel offers an exciting moment for both attacker and defender.
Steal the ball and create chances
Players can block their opponent’s shot by throwing their body or by reading the kick and cutting the pass. Naturally, stealing the ball close to the opponent’s goal creates an excellent scoring opportunity.
eFootball™ recreates the “physical defence”, which is so important in real-life football, with a charging command when defending. In addition, the offensive team can also use their bodies to keep the ball in play, making both offensive and defensive play more dynamic.
Perform a Sharp Kick*
An option to charge a “sharp kick”, complete with new animations, will make the game even more technical and exciting. Players will be able to perform special kicks, such as sharp crosses, fast lofted passes and rising shots. These new actions take more time to execute, so players will need to choose the right opportunities during a match.
Focus on 1vs1 duels
The eFootball™development team has analysed real-life football tactics to create a new set of “1vs1” win/lose rules. With Motion Matching technology, the game evaluates the ball, movement speed, body direction, physical ability and more in real-time to affect the movement of every player. These win/lose rules work in tandem with player movement to make the game more convincing, including foul decisions, which have been reworked.
Enhanced team playstyles and new controls
Team playstyles are a vital part of football, so the AI controlling the off-the-ball players has been revamped. Combining this with the new attacking and defending controls, players will have much greater freedom to play the way they want.
A new camera: Duel
The new “Duel” camera zooms in when the player is in a 1vs1 situation, allowing the player to enjoy the 1vs1 scene from a closer distance. When the player is in a free situation, the field of view expands, allowing the player to send a long pass at the right moment.
The new Motion Matching animation system creates much more natural and fluid player movements. In addition, ball movement has seen further enhancements due to a partnership with a research institute. Finally, the action never stops during a match, due to the Seamless Restart system.
Further information about game modes, licenses, mobile, release date and more will be announced during September, so please stay tuned. Until the game is released, we will only manage with the eFootball gameplay video.
eFootball™ will launch as a free-to-play platform, worldwide first on PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows® 10 and PC Steam® this Autumn, with iOS and Android to follow soon after.
*This feature will be added in an update after launch. Please wait for further information.
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