Late last month, Konami announced a drastic change to its eFootball PES series. eFootball PES (Free) has been rebranded to just eFootball and the new entry is out this year as a free to play release driven by the community. eFootball is coming to PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC with iOS and Android to follow soon after with controller support. All platforms will have cross play by Winter including mobile. Today, Konami released a lengthy gameplay trailer for eFootball at Gamescom 2021 showcasing new camera modes, controls, features, and some post-launch features. It is worth noting that as of this writing, we don’t know whether these post-launch features will be included by the time eFootball hits mobile platforms. Watch the eFootball gameplay trailer below:
The trailer shows the new Duel camera for 1v1 situations, ball control across passing and shooting (available post-launch), physical defense, sharp kicks (available post-launch), team playstyles, motion matching animation technology helping out with the real-life tactics analysis in the 1v1 duels, and more. eFootball‘s launch was planned to include 9 clubs, exhibition matches, with new modes and content available as DLC as revealed in the roadmap alongside the announcement. Check out the official website here. It is going to be interesting to see how this model works out compared to the $70 release for FIFA 22 on PS5 and Xbox Series systems. Ahead of the eFootball release, you can check out the currently available eFootball PES 2021 worldwide on iOS and Android. Check it out on the App Store for iOS here and on Google Play for Android here. What do you think of eFootball being free to play on everything including PC, mobile, and consoles?