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Rumour: eFootball PES 2022 might go "properly free to play"

Published: 19:22, 02 July 2021
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Anfield in Pro Evolution Soccer 2019.
Although fully featured in PES 2019, odds are good that Anfield will not be available in eFootball PES 2020

Rumour has it that eFootball PES 2022, Konami's upcoming football simulation on Unreal Engine 5, may go properly free to play when it launches later this year.

Fans of the Pro Evolution Soccer series have been eagerly awaiting news about this year's instalment, which is bringing a huge change to the game. You've probably heard about it by now - Konami have officially switched to Unreal Engine after many years of Fox Engine - which gives players hope that PES 2022 could bring some much-needed improvements and changes and return the franchise to its glory days.

Anyway, as we wait for Konami to officially reveal the game, some rumours have surfaced online, suggesting that the Japanese publisher and developer have made a pretty significant decision for this year's game. 

Apparently, eFootball PES 2022 could be a free to play game when it launches later this year. This comes from VGC's Andy Robinson, who mentioned some interesting details about the game in  the Off The Record podcast.

"Konami are flickering to life and there's also gonna be new stuff with PES this year I hear. They are gonna go properly free-to-play and really change it up this year," Robinson said.

Konami Screenshot of Messi in the next-gen PES teaser Messi looks phenomenal in the next-gen PES teaser.

Whether this means the game will be fully free to play or Konami will offer a larger part of the game for free, it remains to be seen. We suggest you take the report with a grain of salt, since it's yet to be confirmed by the publisher.

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