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Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 News Post


The new EDGE Magazine has arrived early for a few subscribers and many sites have posted the first details on PES 2014. Thanks for the heads up fearwhatnow!
  • Engine based on FOX Engine
  • Engine referred to as “new engine”
  • New physics engine uses “Barycentre physics”
  • Barycentre physics: different body parts have different weights
  • Collisions are similar to FIFA
  • Impact strength of collisions depend on which part of the body is hit
  • Team is focusing on “photo-realism” for graphics
  • One closeup of a Japanese player’s face in EDGE shows detailed skin pores and individual eyebrows
  • Shirts are separate from the player models
  • Shirts hang from the players and flow and get pulled when jostling
  • Ball control radius in 3x bigger than current gen, providing more dynamic off-ball tussles while player’s legs try to get control of the ball
  • Can set a player’s “zones”
  • This allows you to have an individual player only be allowed to move in a small area of the pitch while defending
Barycentre Physics and Ball Control

The new engine allows for a larger separation between player and ball - three time the radius of PES 2013, where tight 'confrontation' zones are used to make tackling easier. A striker will be able to throw his body weight in one direction and use his opposing foot to push the ball in the other way, leaving defenders off balance and buying space for a pass or shot.
You'll be able to control your player's weight shifts at all times and use practice touches to push the ball away from your feet. We see a wireframe demo with more natural animations and fluid transitions than FIFA 13. You control the player and the physics drives the animation, not vice versa. It's hard to tell how this will transform the 'feel' of play, rather than just being admirable behind the scenes calculations, but there appears to be scope for a radical new control scheme - think of how Skate's right-stick motions mimicked real-life movements by exploiting dynamic physics, and how they compared to the digital button taps of Tony Hawks Pro Skater. This could be a revelation in football game control.

Contact and Physicality

Konami has pinpointed this as a weakness in previous games, but now players can jostle for space - even without the ball present - for headers at corners, or to dominate a smaller opponent.
You'll be able to tug shirts (cloth is now separate from the player's body and stretches) as well as elbow for room on the touchline. It works in tandem with the physics and precision control. Agile players can unbalance defenders with dropped shoulders or ball skills, and push the ball further ahead to exploit their acceleration. "Previously, body feints were more aesthetic," admits Masuda. "Now they're a key tactic."

Squad Emulator

Formations remain essential for success, but now you can set 'zones of play' so your key players focus on certain tactics in mission-critical areas. For example, you can set your front line to focus on possession and probing for gaps in from of a deep-lying defence. In theory, you'll be able to recognise your favourite teams pattern of play within a few minutes. The emphasis on defending and shape should allow weaker teams to create effective strategies, such as when Celtic beat Barcelona in the Champions League by defending deep, buoyed up by the home crowd.

Thanks to Pro Evolution Soccer's new Fox Engine, snow will return to the weather selection.

PES 2014 Licenses
Primera División, Ligue 1 and Eredisivie should remain fully licensed, while all Serie A teams should be individually licensed. While most English teams will remain with fake team names and shirts (as long as the league maintains an exclusive deal with EA Sports) another team might be added to join Manchester United as full licensed. This may not be one of the teams that have an individual partnership with EA (Arsenal, Aston Villa, Chelsea, Everton, Fulham, Newcastle, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur). German Bundesliga will remain absent apart up to two licensed teams. One of them should be Bayern while the other one is most likely the 2nd best team apart Dortmund who have exclusive EA deal, too.

Seeing Konami's huge sales success in Latin America it is extremly likely there will be another full league of the region. First option, logically, is Argentinian Primera División. The league was actually rumored to be in PES 2013 with Konami reportedly failing to get all teams' licenses in time.

Spanish Liga Adelante (2nd division) could well be added fully licensed, if rumors are to be believed.

There were also reports about a number of Brazilian stadiums to be in the game, including new Arena do Grêmio. Konami also declared its desire to add another league with fully licensed stadiums besides La Liga, with French Ligue 1 and Dutch Eredivisie the main options.

PES 2014 Modes
League & Offline Community modes are likely to return after all the negative responds Konami received after removing the two modes in PES 2013.

'Boot boosting' as seen in Pro Evolution Soccer 2013's Football Life modes is set to be removed altogether.

PES 2014 Editing
Edit mode will receive an almost complete overhaul if rumors from last year are believed to be true. The updates include the option of unlimited slots for graphics such as emblems or kit logos as well as for Edit mode stadium slots. PES 2014 should also see the addition of Third kits for various teams.

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Member Comments
# 1 Tobi @ 03/13/13 10:42 AM
Edge magazine has details on the new engine tomorrow.

I hope Konami return to form, I miss the game a lot and don't like FIFA in its current state.
 
# 2 cadalyst17 @ 03/13/13 11:38 AM
I am not buying ANYTHING Pes has to say about graphics until I see the game itself.
 
# 3 ezio @ 03/13/13 11:46 AM
I was very happy to see this:

Squad Emulator

Formations remain essential for success, but now you can set 'zones of play' so your key players focus on certain tactics in mission-critical areas. For example, you can set your front line to focus on possession and probing for gaps in from of a deep-lying defence. In theory, you'll be able to recognise your favourite teams pattern of play within a few minutes. The emphasis on defending and shape should allow weaker teams to create effective strategies, such as when Celtic beat Barcelona in the Champions League by defending deep, buoyed up by the home crowd.
 
# 4 RoyceDa59 @ 03/13/13 11:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Tobi
Edge magazine has details on the new engine tomorrow.

I hope Konami return to form, I miss the game a lot and don't like FIFA in its current state.
I hear you, I didn't get to enjoy any console football gaming this year. The "boot boosting" really turned me off, glad to hear they are removing it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ezio
I was very happy to see this:

Squad Emulator

Formations remain essential for success, but now you can set 'zones of play' so your key players focus on certain tactics in mission-critical areas. For example, you can set your front line to focus on possession and probing for gaps in from of a deep-lying defence. In theory, you'll be able to recognise your favourite teams pattern of play within a few minutes. The emphasis on defending and shape should allow weaker teams to create effective strategies, such as when Celtic beat Barcelona in the Champions League by defending deep, buoyed up by the home crowd.
This is also very important to me as well! Glad to see they are pushing the limit with this. Also good to hear that edit mode is finally getting a complete overall, this is good for the console gamers.
 
# 5 bonannogiovanni @ 03/13/13 01:02 PM
Are these details for PS4 only, as it seems, or PS3 will get the new engine too?
 
# 6 dubcity @ 03/13/13 02:01 PM
Oh man, I can't wait for this. PES is reaching for that crown again. PES 2013 was the start of this. The "contact and physicality" improvements will be huge this year.
 
# 7 nvinceable1 @ 03/13/13 02:04 PM
Man, I'm so excited for this! If they manage to pull it off well I will run out and buy a PS4 the day this game is released! (I guess I'll just have to make due without textbooks for a term. lol)
 
# 8 RoyceDa59 @ 03/13/13 02:57 PM
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Originally Posted by nvinceable1
Man, I'm so excited for this! If they manage to pull it off well I will run out and buy a PS4 the day this game is released! (I guess I'll just have to make due without textbooks for a term. lol)
I know all about that, lol. I hope the PS3 version will at least be somewhat on par with they will be offering for next-gen.
 
# 9 DBMcGee3 @ 03/13/13 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted by JerseySuave4
I have no reason to buy PES until they get more licensed teams. All the teams I want are in Fifa. The only thing PES has over them is the Champions League which they have an alternate version in Fifa.
Easy to get some great option files for the other leagues. Real kits, face scans, updated boots, tactics, etc. Takes a USB stick and about 5 minutes. I would argue that the gameplay is lightyears ahead of Fifa, and a far more accurate representation of the sport. Very surprised to see so many people bash PES, I thought this year's game was spectacular.
 
# 10 Phobia @ 03/13/13 03:45 PM
I can't wait for this to come to PC. It will be a day one purchase!
 
# 11 TreyIM2 @ 03/13/13 05:10 PM
Just from a tech standpoint, this engine sounds SICK!! PS4 is already early adopted for me, anyway, and I'm notthat big on soccer although II've gotten more and more into it in the last year or so.
 
# 12 ERA @ 03/13/13 07:36 PM
I will never purchase PES. Not hating but I can't abandon Ultimate Team..
 
# 13 Matt10 @ 03/13/13 07:46 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phobia
I can't wait for this to come to PC. It will be a day one purchase!
I'm a bit hesitant. All of this sounds good, but we'll see. PES 13 was hyped pretty well with all the beta stages, etc. It is still a good game with the right tweaks - but is lacking in some areas. Physics aren't even a big deal to me - it's about pressure in correct areas.
 
# 14 ps3veron @ 03/14/13 02:40 AM
Fantastic news! Can't wait to see all this in motion.

PES was in dire need of a new engine, roll on October!
 
# 15 bxphenom7 @ 03/14/13 03:23 PM
I saw based on Fox engine and I jumped for joy.
 
# 16 Altimus @ 03/14/13 03:24 PM
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Originally Posted by ERA
I will never purchase PES. Not hating but I can't abandon Ultimate Team..
Poor lost soul...
 
# 17 carnalnirvana @ 03/14/13 06:06 PM
while these additions sound good, something like 2kshare or ea locker would take this game to another level

we need an easier way to share user content......
 
# 18 jvalverde88 @ 03/14/13 06:22 PM
I just hope they do a over haul of Master League, its so stale and boring. Its one of the main reasons why I couldn't get in to PES 2013.
 
# 19 dsk @ 03/14/13 08:40 PM
I like PES but this is Typical Konami PR. Yes. New engine and same promises of a better game. Look how many years it took them to get the game right on this generation. Playing lag free online isnt even a safe assumption today. I'm rooting hard for them to bring the franchise back to the top.. Their track record with new consoles doesn't exactly give me hope.
 
# 20 Leon @ 03/15/13 03:17 AM
Sounds promising and if the "Squad Emulator" works as described - hello real-life team tendencies!

Saw this comment on IGN about PES using the FOX engine. Hilarious!

Quote:
Johnny_721 feldyfraser • 7 hours ago

Soccer has changed.
It's not about nations, or ideologies.
It's not even about profit, resources, or ethnicity.

It's an endless series of proxy battles,
fought by mercenaries and machines.

Soccer, and its vast consumption of human life,
has become a rational, well-oiled business transaction.

Soccer has changed.

ID-tagged players carry ID-tagged weapons,
use ID-tagged gear.

Nanomachines inside their bodies
enhance and regulate their actions.

Genetic control.. Information control..
Emotion control.. Battlefield control.

Everything is monitored, and kept under control.

And he who controls the pitch, controls history.

Soccer has changed.

When the pitch is under total control,

Soccer becomes routine.
 

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