First details Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 surfaced
With the announcement of Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) 2010, Konami promises to expand the gameplay in a big way. She wants to make the most realistic football simulation ever. However, changes go beyond the gameplay. Better graphics, animations and movements will also bring big changes in PES 2010. Producer Naoya Hatsumi spoke about the criticism of the previous part:
- “We have been monitoring feedback and comments on the progression of the PES series for some time now, and PES 2010 will see us implementing a great deal of the ideas players have been requesting. We aim to make PES 2010 a more user-friendly, immediate experience that places the emphasis on getting straight into the gameplay for which the series is famed. PES 2010 will look better, will play better, and will recreate real football as closely as the current hardware will allow.”
In addition to the usual improvements in gameplay and graphics, Konami has dedicated an entire team to the online aspect of the game. They are working on downloadable content, among other things. Referees and goalkeepers have also been tackled. Goalkeepers will play along more credibly and the AI of the referees has been increased.
Gamers who like to get started with formations and players will soon be able to make extensive adjustments, as Konami will focus more on individual players and their strengths and weaknesses. A new penalty system makes penalty kicks more precise and realistic.
Finally, Konami has promised to make a big change in the Master League. However, they are not yet ready to say what the change will be. FC Barcelona player Lionel Messi will appear on the cover.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 will be released in the fall on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, PSP and the PlayStation 2. No Wii version has been reported.