Today, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., detailed the online experience for the highly anticipated soccer game, Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) 2014.
As a free day one patch, players connecting their game online will immediately unlock the Friendly Match Lobby and Ranking Match, allowing for sophisticated match making and leaderboard rankings. Master League Online mode also makes its triumphant return.
In a second patch, to be provided in the weeks after the initial launch, players will be given access to the full online suite for PES 2014. This patch brings the 11 vs. 11 multiplayer features. To complement the 11 vs. 11 match up, new matchmaking support systems will place similarly ranked players together for a deliberately balanced match. Roster updates and cosmetic improvements, including facial features and overall aesthetics will be included in the second patch.
PES 2014 marks major advancements for the popular soccer game, with the inclusion of Konami's proprietary developed by Kojima Productions, FOX Engine in their overhauled football-specific production system. Utilizing this new technology allowed the PES Production team to focus on recreating many of the tangible skills of your favorite players and teams, such as ball movements (TrueBall Tech), and sophisticated AI (TeamPlay). Fans will also see personalized animations and celebrations(PES ID)to bring their highlights to life. Finally, the intangible elements, such as stadium crowds and player energy will play a larger impact on the momentum of the match through the Heart system, linking close to the user's performance in gameplay.
PES 2014 is rated 'E' for Everyone by the ESRB and will be available in retail stores nationwide beginning September 24th. Digital versions of PES 2014 will be available for download beginning Sept. 24th on the PlayStation®Network Store and beginning October 1st on XBOX®Live Arcade.
A free playable demo for PES 2014 is available now through XBOX Live Arcade and PlayStation Network.
To download the new trailer, in addition to screenshots, please visit www.konami.com/download.