Confirmed: PES 2021 to Be Released as Digital 'Season Update' Only

Saturday, 11 July 2020
Update: PES 2021 will be released as a content update for PES 2020, otherwise retaining the same features and gameplay. This was confirmed by a listing that appeared on the Microsoft Store last night.



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Update: Following Australia, the South Korean Game Rating and Administration Committee has also started to list 'eFootball PES 2021 SEASON UPDATE' (via @JVC_PESForum). The applicant company, Uniana, is a publisher that works with Konami in South Korea.


PES 2021 could be released as a digital update to PES 2020 instead of a full game in an interesting twist.



As reported by gamereactor.es and altchar.com, the Australian Classification Board has published an entry for PES 2021, curiously named "eFootball PES 2020 Season Update".



This name has got the PES community worried that there will be no full-fledged PES 2021 launched but instead just a digital update that would bring the latest squads and kits to PES 2020.

It's a multiplatform release with an alternative name "PES 2021" and the listing includes the usual features like online interactivity and in-game purchases.


One possible reason for this move, should it turn out to be true, could be the coronavirus and the big influence it has on the workspace as well as companies financially. It would also give the team more time to work on the first PES entry on the new console generation, which would be PES 2022.

Stay tuned for updates as this story evolves.

In other news, the official PES 2020 Euro 2020 DLC will be released today!

New PES 2020 UEFA Euro 2020 DLC Launch Date Announced

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