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PES is Officially No More as Konami Changes Brand Name to 'eFootball'

Mudeet Arora
Konami has changed the name of PES to 'eFootball'
Konami has changed the name of PES to 'eFootball' / SOPA Images/Getty Images

Fan favourite game Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) is no more as confirmed by Konami and the series will now be termed as 'eFootball'.

eFootball is scheduled to release later this year and will be a free-to-play game only available digitally. That means there would be no CDs for the game available to buy.

The game will be launched on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X and Xbox One as well as on Windows 10 and PC before it is made available on to iOS and Android.

Cross-generation matchmaking will be available and that will enable both Xbox and PlayStation players to play the game.

Players will be able to play with Barcelona, Juventus, Bayern Munich and Manchester United thanks to them being Konami's licensing partners.

Konami have also drafted Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr as ambassadors of eFootball, with Gerard Pique and Andres Iniesta named as "official advisors".

"The system provides more than four times as many animations as before, achieving highly realistic movement," Konami said in a press release about the game.

"Motion Matching will be utilised across all eFootball platforms, including last-gen consoles, PCs and mobile."

While the game will be made available free to play, some modes inside the game could involve optional paid downloadable content.