Konami Announces PES 2017

By Julian Benson on at

Don't worry, football fans. Konami is making PES 2017. The announcement should quell any worries that the studio had decided against another entry in its yearly football game.

According to the press release, PES 2017 will be powered by the same engine as the previous game freeing the team up to focus on improvements to passing. I know exceedingly little about football so rather than fluff it up and get a yellow card I'll copy in what the PR had to say. Howzat?

Central to the new game is ‘Real Touch’, which authentically reproduces a wealth of ways to receive and control a pass. Different players use varying techniques and Real Touch mimics these using complex ball physics and subtle control nuances as the pass is met. The new system is then complemented with the advent of the new ‘Precise Pass’ system.

Precise Pass extends the Real Touch basis of using the ability of the player with the ball to determine the accuracy of each pass. The movement of the ball in relation to the position of the player and the intended target for the pass all contribute towards its accuracy, adding a genuine feeling of excitement when a defence is split with an inch-perfect ball.

With those features plucked out of the scrum you can read the full whack of what's coming over on the PES website.

Here are some pictures of the noble ball men who will presumably be appearing in PES 2017:

PES2017_Natural_Motion

PES2017_First_Touch

Looks like Konami has knocked that one out of the park. Deuce.