PES 2021 Season Update Confirmed - Next-Gen PES 2022 to Make Unreal Engine Debut - Teaser Trailer

Konami just released a short statement to confirm the previous 'rumors' about PES 2021 being released as a digital update.

In the same statement, which was released together with a short teaser, Konami announces that the next 'proper' PES game will be developed on Unreal Engine instead of the in-house engine that was used since PES 2014.

It looks like the release of the trailer might have been delayed due to it heavily featuring the new Barcelona home shirt, whose own launch was pushed back and which only was officially revealed by the club a day ago.

PES 2022 will be the first PES game to be released for the next-gen consoles.

This title is being developed with an updated engine that will enable us to dazzle you with staggering improvements to all areas of the game. Expect more realistic player models and animations, enhanced physics, photorealistic visuals, and much much more.

While no details on the release date or pricing of the PES 2021 Season Update have been announced, Konami says it will be released at an "affordable anniversary price" - the first-ever PES game was released 25 years ago - "and will also come with several bonuses."

"Currently, we aim to begin testing of our next-gen title sometime in mid-2021, with an estimated release date later in the same year."

More news about the next-gen PES project will be revealed "closer to release."

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

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