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eFootball: Launch date, worth, licences & information to free-to-play PES substitute sport

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eFootball is Konami’s renamed soccer video game that replaces the old title of Pro Evolution Soccer (also known as PES, or Winning Eleven in Japan).

Last year’s edition of the series was known as eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer 2021, but the game’s developers have ditched the familiar title for a new name as they take a whole new approach.

The eFootball game uses a new gameplay engine (Unreal 4) and will only be digital, meaning no more discs.

To bring you up to date gate takes a look at the new Konami game, its release date, how much it will cost, and more.

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  1. When will eFootball be released?
  2. On which platforms and consoles will eFootball be available?
  3. Will eFootball be cross-platform?
  4. How much does eFootball cost?
  5. What team and league licenses will eFootball have?
  6. Check out the eFootball trailer

When will eFootball be released?

The new eFootball game is for you Autumn 2021 Start and it’s likely a September release date.

Some sort of demo with a limited number of teams and modes will be rolled out in early fall and the full game will follow shortly thereafter.

Konami has slipped its game before EA Sports’ FIFA title in the past, and with FIFA 22 launching on October 1st, we expect eFootball to launch in mid to late September.

A look back at earlier launch dates gives an impression: eFootball PES 2021 will be released on September 15, 2020 and PES 2020 will be launched on September 10, 2019.

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On which platforms and consoles will eFootball be available?

The new eFootball game will be playable on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X / S and PC.

It’s also supported on PlayStation 4, Xbox One – so you can enjoy it while still playing an older generation console – and on mobile devices (iOS and Android).

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eFootball cross-platform

Will eFootball be cross-platform?

Yes. Konami has announced that the game will be fully cross-platform “in the near future,” meaning friends can play together regardless of their console or device.

In an interview with IGNsaid game series producer Seitaro Kimura, “We started planning this move about two years ago to coincide with the transition of the console generation and changes in the market environment.

“I think we have already proven that this structure can be successful on mobile devices. By using the same model on all platforms, we hope that more football fans can play this game on consoles too.”

The game will also enable cross-generational gaming between PS5 and PS4, as well as Xbox Series X and Xbox One.

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How much does eFootball cost?

eFootball will play for freewhich means that access to the base game is free.

However, gamers will have to pay for premium features if they want them, with in-game microtransactions expected.

Game modes such as Master League will be available as premium downloadable content.

Konami has confirmed that the first game released in early fall will not contain microtransactions, but they will inevitably be rolled out later.

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eFootball Neymar

What team and league licenses will eFootball have?

eFootball is expected to start with a limited number of teams including Manchester United, Barcelona, ​​Juventus and Bayern Munich.

According to the official eFootball roadmap, there will initially be a total of nine playable teams. These are: Barcelona, ​​Bayern Munich, Juventus, Manchester United, Arsenal, Flamengo, Corinthians, Sao Paulo and River Plate.

arsenalPremier League
Bayern MunichBundesliga
JuventusSerie A (Italy)
Manchester UnitedPremier League
CorinthiansSerie A (Brazil)
FlamengoSerie A (Brazil)
São PauloSerie A (Brazil)
RiverbedArgentine Primera Division

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Check out the eFootball trailer

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Konami unveiled a trailer for the new eFootball game in July 2021, and the six-minute video includes gameplay scenes as well as interviews with technical advisors Andres Iniesta and Gerard Pique.

Messi also speaks in the trailer, which shows snippets of what a game between Manchester United and Juventus will look like, alongside other teasers like the launch roadmap.

You can watch the eFootball trailer in the video above.

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