Publisher Konami, known for simulation professional football video game, announced on May 25 via its official website and Twitter posts that the upcoming game will be "PES 2017." This game will be a new addition to Konami's popular franchise, "Pro Evolution Soccer," which has EA's "FIFA" series as its only rival.
A statement from Konami noted that the company is "committed" to reach "new heights of realism and fun" and "PES 2017" will take the series to "whole new level."
The game boasts of "key gameplay advances," thanks to the FOX engine. Konami notes that the "focus of PES 2017 is the fun in playing against another player, and all the new features support this ethos."
Konami made it clear that "PES 2017" will be available for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Konami has not left behind owners of PS3 and Xbox 360, as many game publishers are leaving out these consoles as they are last generation and have lesser space and are unable to cope with the graphics.
Konami has promised it presence at E3 2016 in June, where it is expected to reveal more on "PES 2017."
Here are the new features that were listed on the official website for "PES 2017:"
Real Touch â€“ See how different players control the ball in unique and different ways based on where and how you control them, dictating the flow of the game based on how they react to the unpredictable movement of the ball.
Precise Pass â€“ Combining Real Touch and real ball physics, passing is an art form in "PES 2017." Many factors determine the speed and accuracy of the ball. The pass that is made on the best situation and timing will generate a perfect trajectory, creating a great satisfaction when a killer pass is made.
Authentic Visuals â€“ For "PES 2017" the visuals have seen a major upgrade, offering Authentic Visuals thanks to the further incorporation of Fox Engine. Nothing has been left untouched, from player models, lighting, crowds, pitch and stadiums totally revamped. Never has a game looked so real.
Natural Player Movement â€“ Hundreds of new animations have been added to bring the players and goalkeepers to life â€“ but it doesn't stop there. New features such as Real Touch and Precise Pass see huge benefit, giving a vast array of movements when trapping and passing the ball.
Goal Keeping â€“ Keepers see a great jump in quality through added motions and animations, creating the most agile keepers in PES history. Attacking moments will be more dramatic than ever, bringing the best feeling of achievement when that goal is scored.
Total Team Control â€“Users can instantly change the attacking and defending mentality of the team, which can be tweaked and carefully controlled with simple controls, being able to immediately react to the unpredictability of the sport.
Advanced Instructions â€“ Strategies that are quite individually defined such as Tiki-taka and heavy man-mark which is strongly based on team ideology can be set in "Advanced Instructions", which adds a huge variety in how you plan to win.
Corner Kick Control - Control the defensive strategies on a set piece, such as marking zonal or man-marking. Offensive options also included such as specific player movement.
Adaptive AI â€“ For the first time in a football game, the AI will learn how you play! Player and team behavior has always been a staple of the PES series and for "PES 2017" Adaptive AI will change sports games forever.