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eFootball PES 2020 Demo Available For Xbox One, PlayStation 4 & PC/Steam, Cover Art & PC Requirements Revealed

eFootball PES 2020

eFootball PES 2020 Demo Available For Xbox One, PlayStation 4 & PC/Steam, Cover Art & PC Requirements Revealed

The eFootball PES 2020 demo is available now for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC/Steam. Online is also available in the demo, along with edit mode for the PlayStation 4 and PC/Steam.

Make sure to play a few matches and post your impressions.

Also of note, the eFootball PES 2020 cover art has been revealed, featuring Messi, Gnabry, Pjanic and McTominay. Check out the images below, along with the demo trailer and PC minimum and recommended requirements.

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  1. Very, very impressed
    Konami have tighten up pretty much everything that needed tightening.
    POSITIVES
    + The new camera angle is fantastic
    + There are far more (realistic) deflections
    + The pass assist seems to be toned down (finally).
    + Playing good positional defence is rewarding (finally), as you have a better chance of blocking a pass or dispossessing the CPU. Well overdue!
    + The ball physics are great
    + AI is smarter - better positioning of both CPU and AI- controller teammates.
    + Great variety
    + Playing with weaker teams is really noticeable - more errors / more passes going astray.
    NEGATIVES
    - There are still some legacy issues but they are slowly being eradicated
    - The ref is very whistle happy, calling all sorts of things, some of them never a foul.
    - The right stick / left stick dribbles are still quite clunky and slow
    - The grass looks kind of fake
    - Resolution is very low (but I guess this is because it is a demo).
    Good prelude!
    I played a few matches and I can say the midfield does seem a lot tighter than before but iaxy mentioned there are still a few legacy issues especially with the back line defence being a little to far back for my liking which can lead to direct passes to the CF way too often. Also generic faces still are unchanged and presentation is....well you know. Other than that I like the changes they made shooting and passing is better, there seems to be a lot of fouls but once you stop holding X and barging in I started committing a lot less fouls. Overall, it seems better but I still do see me picking this up on release date as I need to see what changes happen around then.
    To anyone who has the demo; Could you possibly take a peek at the editable leagues (PEU, etc.) and let me know if the team limit is still 20? Greatly appreciated, thank you.
    Turbojugend
    To anyone who has the demo; Could you possibly take a peek at the editable leagues (PEU, etc.) and let me know if the team limit is still 20? Greatly appreciated, thank you.

    It has 20 teams in PEU but we can't edit team league limit in the demo but I have a feeling it won't go above 20.
    What’s weird is that a lot of the English club names are in there.
    Tottenham
    Everton
    Chelsea
    Leicester
    I’ve never seen that before
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    RoyceDa59
    It has 20 teams in PEU but we can't edit team league limit in the demo but I have a feeling it won't go above 20.

    Is it easy to edit the teams though?
    Or can we not do it in the demo at all?
    Against the CPU in a good fun, but online it's horrible. It's a one-two fest and through balls from defence all the way to the wingers.
    The legacy issues are slowly but surely rearing their ugly heads.
    The biggest issue is the huge space in midfield, though this year is slightly better.
    iaxy
    Against the CPU in a good fun, but online it's horrible. It's a one-two fest and through balls from defence all the way to the wingers.
    The legacy issues are slowly but surely rearing their ugly heads.
    The biggest issue is the huge space in midfield, though this year is slightly better.

    I actually matched up with two zero assistance players last night. Really enjoyable games
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    RoyceDa59
    It has 20 teams in PEU but we can't edit team league limit in the demo but I have a feeling it won't go above 20.

    Where in the demo can you access this?
    I can only play with 13 teams.
    KG
    What’s weird is that a lot of the English club names are in there.
    Tottenham
    Everton
    Chelsea
    Leicester
    I’ve never seen that before
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    I saw a post from Adam about this. They found loophole in license agreement that allows name of places.
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    iaxy

    + The ball physics are great
    Good prelude!

    Shooting is still quirky. A right footed striker running towards the left, will still take and ugly outside the shot foot with his right foot.
    The ball doesnt really bounce realistically on passes longer than 10 or 15 yards.
    I will say the animations during physical confrontations have improved a bunch. Still keeping and eye out.
    I found the demo to be underwhelming.
    Some people were saying the passing is less accurate but I don't see it at all. Feels just as accurate as last year which was already way way too OP.
    They really need to decrease passing accuracy by a lot. You can still ping pong pass your way to victory. Everyone can lob a through ball with Messi like accuracy.
    The AI is also absolutely brain dead and rarely try to apply pessure in attack unless they are two goals down.
    The graphics of the players seems like a big downgrade from last year. Everyone looks like they are 45 years old. Ter Stegen looks like he is on the verge of retirement. Their faces look very aged. Quite bizarre.
    PES 2019 Demo was AMAZING, and then they made it worse when the full game came out. The new demo is really lackluster, but they have a LOT of work to do before the official release.
    On the flip side I like that they have finally added proper injury time (finally saw 6 minutes added!) depending on how the match goes.
    Turbojugend
    Makes perfect sense really. Edit Mode is in the demo to give creators a headstart on option files, not to provide 20-40 free teams to play with.

    Yes indeed.
    I just read it wrong.
    Something is off w graphics. In-game lighting and resolution looks bad compared to last year. Hopefully it’s just a demo issue.
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    sva91
    Something is off w graphics. In-game lighting and resolution looks bad compared to last year. Hopefully it’s just a demo issue.
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    Yeah I think last year they said they had to make the resolution worse to keep the demo file size down in order to get in other features/additions.
    The modding community has already come through for this game! Demo ingame time can be adjusted (longer) and there are already option files available!
    I've been tinkering in Edit Mode a bit, can't mod since I'm on PS4 and what's here is pretty limited. Seems as though you can edit teams and kits, but not players. Why is that a big deal when it comes to planning an option file? Well, when I was building 2019's USL option file, designing kits, naming teams, choosing rivals, etc. took me about a week. Creating every player's likeness, stats, background info, etc. took me nearly two months (off and on). It's a lot of data entry.
    Oh well, I did manage to get a start on a few things:

    EDIT: Some new additions I noticed; custom sponsor logos, which are the logos placed on the ad boards behind the players during interviews; and an American collegiate-style jersey font, which should really come in handy for recreating classic kits.
    I played a few games last night, and I have to say I came away impressed. My biggest takeaways:
    Pros:
    -Finesse dribble is finally fixed. Feels much more fluid with the RS and there's no longer a jarring transition between the normal and finesse dribbling. HUGE improvement, feels great.
    -The Live Broadcast camera is amazing, right away I can tell that's my cam this year. It zooms when I want, it looks phenomenal, I've had zero issues seeing the field clearly for long balls, etc.
    -The fouls are much, much better this year. I've already picked up a few fouls where I wasn't even pressing a tackle button, and had basically just barged into a guy recklessly. Loved it, last year I never committed fouls without a slide tackle being involved. Looking forward to seeing some set pieces, maybe even a penalty or two.
    -There are a lot more animations, I'm very rarely seeing any awkward movements this year. The game looks fantastic in motion, it'll be difficult for EA to match that kind of fluidity.
    Cons:
    -CPU still doesn't ever threaten with the dribble. I don't think I've been legitimately juked by the AI in like 10 years on this game. The higher the difficulty, the more clinical the passing and shooting, but even the best players in the world don't give you that deer in headlights feeling when you're defending them on the wing.
    -In 4 games on Superstar, I think my lowest possession % was like 58. The CPU simply doesn't play the ball backwards enough, and they are too content to allow me to pass the ball around freely. I'm 1-2-1 in these games mind you, but still, winning over 50% possession should feel like an accomplishment, not an inevitability.
    -Presentation is still quite a ways behind the competition. Granted, this is a demo and the lack of commentary is huge, but the replays, overlays, etc are all feeling pretty dated now, even though I find the UI to be pretty sharp for the most part. Not much excitement when a goal is scored though, hoping a screaming announcer will help that.
    Overall, I'm pleasantly surprised. Went in with low expectations, but I don't think I could go back to PES 2019 after playing this, which is really all I can ask from a game developer on a yearly cycle. We'll see what EA brings to the table, at least I feel like I have one viable footy game option already though.
    One thing I really like about the demo is how less attached the ball is to the player, I thought is was good last year but its much better this year. You really notice with a players first touch and especially with defending, combine that with the improved physicality. It looks really cool to step in between the ball the opponent and steal it away.
    Also @DBMcGee3 I agree I do wish the dribbling was more threatening playing but at least they actually dribble the ball now. But I did however got faked out by Messi as he double touched around me and bent a shot in the top corner, it looked beautiful and I haven't seen something like this happen in a long time in PES, wish I recorded it.
    this is a fantastic demo, it's way better than 2019! Animations, dribbling, first touch, foul system, physical contact, player likeness, and physics have all been improved. It's just so realistic because of those great physics. Allianz Arena looks great too. First PES on PS4 i'm getting day one.
    In addition to other positives mentioned by several others, absolutely loving the fouls. Hope they don't get to toned down for full release.
    DBMcGee3
    I played a few games last night, and I have to say I came away impressed. My biggest takeaways:
    Pros:
    -Finesse dribble is finally fixed. Feels much more fluid with the RS and there's no longer a jarring transition between the normal and finesse dribbling. HUGE improvement, feels great.
    -The Live Broadcast camera is amazing, right away I can tell that's my cam this year. It zooms when I want, it looks phenomenal, I've had zero issues seeing the field clearly for long balls, etc.
    -The fouls are much, much better this year. I've already picked up a few fouls where I wasn't even pressing a tackle button, and had basically just barged into a guy recklessly. Loved it, last year I never committed fouls without a slide tackle being involved. Looking forward to seeing some set pieces, maybe even a penalty or two.
    -There are a lot more animations, I'm very rarely seeing any awkward movements this year. The game looks fantastic in motion, it'll be difficult for EA to match that kind of fluidity.
    Cons:
    -CPU still doesn't ever threaten with the dribble. I don't think I've been legitimately juked by the AI in like 10 years on this game. The higher the difficulty, the more clinical the passing and shooting, but even the best players in the world don't give you that deer in headlights feeling when you're defending them on the wing.
    -In 4 games on Superstar, I think my lowest possession % was like 58. The CPU simply doesn't play the ball backwards enough, and they are too content to allow me to pass the ball around freely. I'm 1-2-1 in these games mind you, but still, winning over 50% possession should feel like an accomplishment, not an inevitability.
    -Presentation is still quite a ways behind the competition. Granted, this is a demo and the lack of commentary is huge, but the replays, overlays, etc are all feeling pretty dated now, even though I find the UI to be pretty sharp for the most part. Not much excitement when a goal is scored though, hoping a screaming announcer will help that.
    Overall, I'm pleasantly surprised. Went in with low expectations, but I don't think I could go back to PES 2019 after playing this, which is really all I can ask from a game developer on a yearly cycle. We'll see what EA brings to the table, at least I feel like I have one viable footy game option already though.

    I actually like that commentary is turned off lol.
    I can’t stand virtual Drury yelling at me plus I always liked the player experience of just hearing the crowd + on/field sounds
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    KG
    I actually like that commentary is turned off lol.
    I can’t stand virtual Drury yelling at me plus I always liked the player experience of just hearing the crowd + on/field sounds

    Van Dijk... Henderson... Salah... ...
    FIRMINOOOOOO!!!
    i forgot to add there's levels of defending weak to strong
    1. just put your body in front of the attacker and your defender will auto defend
    2. tap:x::x: in front of attacker to steal the ball......timing is key
    3. :x: hold this to pressure steal the ball........ if you press to long your going to become to aggressive and draw a foul.
    4. hold :square: to bring help from your teammates but again hold it down too long and aggression will rise and the whistle will blow!
    5.tap :x::x: while from behind the attacker to pull him down and draw a foul
    6. my controller is set to :circle: for a slide tackle..... harder to time this and it's risky (i use only as last resort) anyway, when you get it, it works.
    once you get this your foul count will drop
    C.J.S.
    i forgot to add there's levels of defending weak to strong
    1. just put your body in front of the attacker and your defender will auto defend
    2. tap:x::x: in front of attacker to steal the ball......timing is key
    3. :x: hold this to pressure steal the ball........ if you press to long your going to become to aggressive and draw a foul.
    4. hold :square: to bring help from your teammates but again hold it down too long and aggression will rise and the whistle will blow!
    5.tap :x::x: while from behind the attacker to pull him down and draw a foul
    6. my controller is set to :circle: for a slide tackle..... harder to time this and it's risky (i use only as last resort) anyway, when you get it, it works.
    once you get this your foul count will drop

    Good post it took me a few games to figure some of this out because my foul count was sky high lol the first two games and even got a red card one match.
    I am amazed at the decision to slow the game even further from 19. I can already hear the online cheezers griping now. I love it! The thing I like on the speed is how things can drag and then get a kick up. Feels just like real soccer with a breakout that will put some fear into your defenders and at other times a slow back and forth grind. The fouls and physicality are excellent. 19 was an improvement in this area slightly, but the new dribbling options in 20 are really allowing me to draw those fouls with the players that should get those calls. Combine that with some roster edits and if Inca does PC gameplay edits again for 20 and we may be in for a treat. I also love all the errors the CPU will make now. Makes them feel more human like. :cheers444
    My only fear is still the backline AI and some of the braindead play they can exhibit at key moments. Would also like to see the CPU become dangerous and take over games with star players more, whether it be with dribbling or scoring.
    I'm ashamed of myself for what I'm about to say but Arsenal and Man United are my two favorite clubs to use in the demo:

    Love how Lacazette shields the defender creating an angle for Bellerin. Then the no touch dribble command and hulk smash into the back of the net.
    Legacy issue problem with the demo and previous versions. After a goal or the start of the game or half, putting pressure (holding down X on controller.) on the CPU AI CB will cause a loose ball/half tackle and a clear path to the net for a chance at a goal. No awareness or urgency by the CPU to clear the ball or pass it to another of his teammates covering. I have scored several goals doing this on the demo so far. This has been a problem for years and has yet to be addressed. Cheesy way of scoring a goal on the CPU opponent. This also happens against the elite teams in the game.
    Legacy issue problem with the demo and previous versions. After a goal or the start of the game or half, putting pressure (holding down X on controller.) on the CPU AI CB will cause a loose ball/half tackle and a clear path to the net for a chance at a goal. No awareness or urgency by the CPU to clear the ball or pass it to another of his teammates covering. I have scored several goals doing this on the demo so far. This has been a problem for years and has yet to be addressed. Cheesy way of scoring a goal on the CPU opponent. This also happens against the elite teams in the game.[/QUOTE
    It happens the just the same on Professional if you square up in front of the CB, holding down x to apply pressure not even necessary.
    Only seen this when applying pressure with X. CB will lose (after agressive tackle and pressure from attacker.) the ball and a clear path to the net is a result. Seen this in past versions of PES as well. It's just a cheap way to attack the CPU and score a goal. This needs to be fixed imo.
    I'll try to capture videos to show everyone what i'm talking about.
    Im a casual soccer fan, just know the big names like Messi and the big EPL teams but other than that, don't follow it much.
    So of course I like FIFA because it's for the casual fan like me.
    Ive tried PES many times but it was always too hard for me as a casual player. Seems like you had to know the X's and O's of soccer to be good at it.
    But this year's demo, absolutely love it! I can actually score goals and work the field. Maybe they dumbed it down for casual players like me but I'm leaning on getting it. The graphics and fields look great too and the player models in PES always have beat FIFAs player models.
    The option file thing will be a PIA but if the gameplay and graphics are like this, i'm ok with it.
    Good stuff so far!
    p.s. - i really like no commentary too. I like the stadium sounds from the game. May go with this if i get the full version.
    hyacinth1
    The option file thing will be a PIA but if the gameplay and graphics are like this, i'm ok with it.
    Good stuff so far!
    p.s. - i really like no commentary too. I like the stadium sounds from the game. May go with this if i get the full version.

    They have made the option file importation way easier as of last year. So it should be the same for 2020.
    cfiore99
    They have made the option file importation way easier as of last year. So it should be the same for 2020.

    Man i wish you could get files on Xbox
    Peter_OS
    Legacy issue problem with the demo and previous versions. After a goal or the start of the game or half, putting pressure (holding down X on controller.) on the CPU AI CB will cause a loose ball/half tackle and a clear path to the net for a chance at a goal. No awareness or urgency by the CPU to clear the ball or pass it to another of his teammates covering. I have scored several goals doing this on the demo so far. This has been a problem for years and has yet to be addressed. Cheesy way of scoring a goal on the CPU opponent. This also happens against the elite teams in the game.

    At what difficulty level ? It happens regardless of difficulty level ?
    As an avid football and PES fan i'm really amazed by PES 2020 demo so far.
    I've to admit that I quit playing PES 19 after 2 months of release after I found the defending of AI on my team very problematic on top level difficulty and the repetitiveness of how CPU attacks you ( I play only Master League) , low crosses and etc.
    But i am really excited to see what PES 2020 offers as far as i've seen on the demo.
    MAJOR PROPS to game advisor Iniesta, who really helped shape the game up.
    I am a major football fan and I played football all my life so i care about the X's and O's of football, when i play a football game i always look at it from realism point of view, so please read my comments based on that fact:
    I played the demo at least 12,13 times with different teams on TOP PLAYER difficulty:
    1- I really LOVE the speed of the game. It's closer to real football.
    2- I loved how KONAMI put emphasis on the body balance when you control the ball, depending on the player's skill level and momentum, it takes time for them to gather themselves and if you attempt to pass before they gather themselves, again depending on their technical qualities, that pass can go very wrong ...
    3- I loved how AI closes down the angles when you try to cross, they don't give you space to cross that ball.
    4- I loved how weak foot affects how you pass / cross / shoot. Like in the previous games when you cross the ball with a player's weak foot it usually goes decently inside the box, now i've seen sometimes that cross goes terribly out or way off. That's GREAT !!! In terms of realism I loved to see that.
    5- Also again on crosses, it can sometimes go out of the box without anyone (defenders or attackers) touching it, i loved that too.
    6- I loved that it's harder to get past your defender by dribbling, you gotta have a skillful player to do that or fast player.
    7- I loved to see the affect of acceleration on the gameplay, not speed, acceleration. Faster players can now just blow by defenders by pure acceleration. Going from 0 to 100.
    I couldn't test the game further, probably there are hundreds of little good and bad things but my first impressions on the game are excellent. I didn't feel that way in PES 2019 demo.
    It takes forever to find matches online here in the NA. :( Kind of a bummer since I am done playing against the CPU for this demo, 5 minute matches are way too short for me to enjoy it.
    RoyceDa59
    It takes forever to find matches online here in the NA. :( Kind of a bummer since I am done playing against the CPU for this demo, 5 minute matches are way too short for me to enjoy it.

    What filter settings are you using Royce?
    I've been able to find folks pretty quickly ~9pm EST
    KG
    What filter settings are you using Royce?
    I've been able to find folks pretty quickly ~9pm EST

    I believe it is Balance connection and similar level for passing. I am on Pass assistance 1 I think, I will try again later this evening. :)
    I've gotten to the point where the only way I can enjoy PES 19 is with manual passing, and that brings up issues with finding the right CPU difficulty. Is assisted passing any less assisted this year? I feel like FIFA has it right with semi assisted.
    dubcity
    I've gotten to the point where the only way I can enjoy PES 19 is with manual passing, and that brings up issues with finding the right CPU difficulty. Is assisted passing any less assisted this year? I feel like FIFA has it right with semi assisted.

    It's less assisted than last year for sure probably the first year in a while where you can really see a skill gap in passing.
    RoyceDa59
    It takes forever to find matches online here in the NA. :( Kind of a bummer since I am done playing against the CPU for this demo, 5 minute matches are way too short for me to enjoy it.

    Are you on a console or PC? If the later, there is a mod to make the matches as long as you'd like. I haven't seen anything for PS4...yet.
    dubcity
    I've gotten to the point where the only way I can enjoy PES 19 is with manual passing, and that brings up issues with finding the right CPU difficulty. Is assisted passing any less assisted this year? I feel like FIFA has it right with semi assisted.

    What Royce said and the passing is more realistic in the sense that your body position needs to be right in order to get the most accurate passes.
    You can definitely tell the difference between say Barca and Vasca.
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    hyacinth1
    Will the option file for 2020 be available on release day?

    Probably in 4-5 days after release ( for free). If you are a member of PESUniverse (paid membership) you can get it day 1 i guess. I'm not sure
    hyacinth1
    Will the option file for 2020 be available on release day?

    PES-World typically has most of the major European leagues available day 1 (minus Bundesligue). They typically aren't the best, but it is at least real player names, proper kits, and logos.
    Wow played a bunch of PES 2019 and this game is improved in so many ways is incredible. Been got back and forth between tthis PES 2019 and FIFA 19 and it's night and day
    This Game plays so realistically. The control passing, tempo and defense and control are really improved as are the graphics
    I am one of those unusual players that Plays sports game in Player mode camera, 2k and this specifically as the on field/court camera give you a much better feel of being on the court/field. Prefer that by far than side scrolling or angled broadcast type views. I Ike feeling like I'm playing not watching from god mode and in that camera is how you can see all of the immense detail that goes into the contact and animations in this game. It really is incredible. You can't compare to FIFA in side view although it still plays well there
    The pacing and control of your animations and the physics of the ball is top notch
    On Xbox so it sucks I can't get edited files but I'll do a few team names and try to imitate a few kits hut I'm not really a fan so I only have a passing knowledge of the teams anyway.
    But it feels like a football match :appl:
    lareka
    As an avid football and PES fan i'm really amazed by PES 2020 demo so far.
    I've to admit that I quit playing PES 19 after 2 months of release after I found the defending of AI on my team very problematic on top level difficulty and the repetitiveness of how CPU attacks you ( I play only Master League) , low crosses and etc.
    But i am really excited to see what PES 2020 offers as far as i've seen on the demo.
    MAJOR PROPS to game advisor Iniesta, who really helped shape the game up.
    I am a major football fan and I played football all my life so i care about the X's and O's of football, when i play a football game i always look at it from realism point of view, so please read my comments based on that fact:
    I played the demo at least 12,13 times with different teams on TOP PLAYER difficulty:
    1- I really LOVE the speed of the game. It's closer to real football.
    2- I loved how KONAMI put emphasis on the body balance when you control the ball, depending on the player's skill level and momentum, it takes time for them to gather themselves and if you attempt to pass before they gather themselves, again depending on their technical qualities, that pass can go very wrong ...
    3- I loved how AI closes down the angles when you try to cross, they don't give you space to cross that ball.
    4- I loved how weak foot affects how you pass / cross / shoot. Like in the previous games when you cross the ball with a player's weak foot it usually goes decently inside the box, now i've seen sometimes that cross goes terribly out or way off. That's GREAT !!! In terms of realism I loved to see that.
    5- Also again on crosses, it can sometimes go out of the box without anyone (defenders or attackers) touching it, i loved that too.
    6- I loved that it's harder to get past your defender by dribbling, you gotta have a skillful player to do that or fast player.
    7- I loved to see the affect of acceleration on the gameplay, not speed, acceleration. Faster players can now just blow by defenders by pure acceleration. Going from 0 to 100.
    I couldn't test the game further, probably there are hundreds of little good and bad things but my first impressions on the game are excellent. I didn't feel that way in PES 2019 demo.
    All of this well said, and the physicallty of the game. Strong players feel like strong players. Now after playing fifa 20 beta, pes 2020 might be my futbol this year. My only concern is more ML info. As well as if scripting is gone in ML?
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    The question is will people feel the same way about the game a month or two in. With regards to players feeling like their real life counter part, realistic physicality and speed, etc. Every year people say that, and then a couple months in it's like it's all out the window.
    dubcity
    The question is will people feel the same way about the game a month or two in. With regards to players feeling like their real life counter part, realistic physicality and speed, etc. Every year people say that, and then a couple months in it's like it's all out the window.

    I totally get how you feel, I am a little more cautious for how the game will be on the release after my extensive time with the demo both on and offline. I will say Konami giving us a 5 minute demo against the AI is suspect after last year. But I they do have players at least feeling like their real life counterparts for the most part when it comes to passing, first touch and speed. The physical part is a little iffy to me as it seems to work a little too well at times; I have seen the likes of Coutinho and other small players holding up play too well against Bayern's Sule and other known physical players.
    Also the part that has me most concern is players responsiveness to the ball. With the introduction of these impressive ball physics comes a very worrisome issue with how players are responding to it. I've seen so many delays in movement and balls rolling within a few feet of players and they don't even react to it or even jog right by it.
    I really hope they don't release the game with the responsiveness this bad because it would be slightly gamebreaking to me.
    RoyceDa59
    I totally get how you feel, I am a little more cautious for how the game will be on the release after my extensive time with the demo both on and offline. I will say Konami giving us a 5 minute demo against the AI is suspect after last year. But I they do have players at least feeling like their real life counterparts for the most part when it comes to passing, first touch and speed. The physical part is a little iffy to me as it seems to work a little too well at times; I have seen the likes of Coutinho and other small players holding up play too well against Bayern's Sule and other known physical players.
    Also the part that has me most concern is players responsiveness to the ball. With the introduction of these impressive ball physics comes a very worrisome issue with how players are responding to it. I've seen so many delays in movement and balls rolling within a few feet of players and they don't even react to it or even jog right by it.
    I really hope they don't release the game with the responsiveness this bad because it would be slightly gamebreaking to me.

    Yeah. I'm sure we'll get the usual PES glitches we get most years, unfortunately. I guess it's a product of a smaller dev team.
    They did add intentional fouling, which seems like it only works in some situations, but it is a big part of the real game of football so credit for that at least.
    5 minute matches in the demo is very FIFA-ish. Historically it seems like PES always had decent length demos, while FIFA had the stupidly short ones.
    Mark me as concerned at this point as the official PES Twitter feed has already mentioned looking at complaints of too many fouls and too slow of game speed. With a history of releasing a final game much different from the demos, I just cannot pre-order at this point. I love the demo personally and only feel it needs slight tweaks to the backline AI and better individuality of star players by the AI. Time will tell, but I am a wait and see at this point....
    PAPERNUT
    Mark me as concerned at this point as the official PES Twitter feed has already mentioned looking at complaints of too many fouls and too slow of game speed. With a history of releasing a final game much different from the demos, I just cannot pre-order at this point. I love the demo personally and only feel it needs slight tweaks to the backline AI and better individuality of star players by the AI. Time will tell, but I am a wait and see at this point....
    If they think MyClub players will dislike it they will for sure change it. It's all about the online style of play. That's why "deep defensive line" is in the game. Smh.
    dubcity
    If they think MyClub players will dislike it they will for sure change it. It's all about the online style of play. That's why "deep defensive line" is in the game. Smh.

    Unfortunately, all sports games suffer the same fate these days. At least for PES, there are ways to slow the game down through in-game options and even more ways on the PC version.
    I am playing on TOP Player difficulty in PES 20 demo but i'm noticing a lack of attacking threat from every single AI opponent. They are not aggressive enough going to the goal. Much easier to defend. Do you notice the same thing too ?
    So I'm noticing varying amounts of time added to the end of matches in the demo, whereas it was 0-1 minutes in 99% of matches last year. Hopefully that stays in.
    dubcity
    So I'm noticing varying amounts of time added to the end of matches in the demo, whereas it was 0-1 minutes in 99% of matches last year. Hopefully that stays in.

    Definitely seeing this as well I think the most extra time I have seen was 6 minutes.
    PAPERNUT
    Mark me as concerned at this point as the official PES Twitter feed has already mentioned looking at complaints of too many fouls and too slow of game speed. With a history of releasing a final game much different from the demos, I just cannot pre-order at this point. I love the demo personally and only feel it needs slight tweaks to the backline AI and better individuality of star players by the AI. Time will tell, but I am a wait and see at this point....

    Damn ! I am disappointed with that development as well. I really LOVED the pace of the game. I think they should only change the speed of the game on online modes, they should use seperate feedback for online and offline modes
    they will for sure speed the pace of play up.
    they have done that the last 2 years as well from the beta
    I like the pace of play and the gameplay feels great
    still will be great gameplay and for those who want it slow you will be able to do that by dropping the speed
    the shielding and player physicality and collision detection in this game is really good. I think that is what makes the gameplay superior to 19. that and it feels more responsive on the controls as well
    PES needs to be slow otherwise cancels out the things that make it different than FIFA. They can't be fast AND stretched out. Pick one or the other.
    PES has the most fun 1v1 dribbling, but the team shape and compactness are a joke to me. We can criticize FIFA all day, but when I watch real life football, and how teams defend, I see FIFA and not PES.
    I’m loving the player interaction. I fouled Messi a few times with the same player and it showed the Referee separating the two players.
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    Does anyone know how to stop the ball while dribbling? Whenever I press rb it now stops ball and turns player toward goal. I want to stop ball and not have to face the goal.
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    TOP PLAYER difficulty feels pretty easy to me, I switched to SUPERSTAR. Even at SUPERSTAR I played with BOCA against Bayern -2 games. Drew 0-0 and won 1-0. It's a better challenge. It was very easy to defend at TOP PLAYER difficulty, opponents not putting up serious threats. Anyone noticing that too?
    I really wish there was a "knock on" command in PES, like in FIFA where you simply flick the right stick ahead of the player who is sprinting to push the ball forward. Does such a thing exist in PES? I can't recall.
    lareka
    TOP PLAYER difficulty feels pretty easy to me, I switched to SUPERSTAR. Even at SUPERSTAR I played with BOCA against Bayern -2 games. Drew 0-0 and won 1-0. It's a better challenge. It was very easy to defend at TOP PLAYER difficulty, opponents not putting up serious threats. Anyone noticing that too?

    I have noticed this as well, which has me a little concerned how the final game will be in terms of difficulty.
    Turbojugend
    I really wish there was a "knock on" command in PES, like in FIFA where you simply flick the right stick ahead of the player who is sprinting to push the ball forward. Does such a thing exist in PES? I can't recall.

    Double tapping sprint will allow the dribbler to do a "knock on".
    RoyceDa59
    Double tapping sprint will allow the dribbler to do a "knock on".

    Yes, now that you mention it I do remember that. I guess my gripe is that double-tapping a trigger doesn't feel nearly as intuitive as flicking an analog stick, especially when you're supposed to be holding down that trigger to sprint.
    It's a minor thing to complain about, but I do wish they'd incorporate this into their "Plan B" control scheme, or whatever they call the one that mimics FIFA.
    sva91
    Something is off w graphics. In-game lighting and resolution looks bad compared to last year. Hopefully it’s just a demo issue.
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    Ya I hate it so much. Everyone looks ghoulish. The lighting reminds me of NBA Live 18 and that was one of the worst looking games I’ve played
    dubcity
    In PES you just can't knock the ball as far ahead as you can in FIFA. Feels like it's always been like that.

    Also twice I tried to chip the ball over Neuer outside the box from 25 meters away - Neuer was way off his line- i did FULL power on the shot but it arrived to Neuer's hands, didn't go over him. Maybe because i need to do it full manual shooting in settings ? Or even at full manual it's like that?
    There's limit to the creativity it seems
    CujoMatty
    Ya I hate it so much. Everyone looks ghoulish. The lighting reminds me of NBA Live 18 and that was one of the worst looking games I’ve played
    I've had problems finding the right TV settings every single PES this gen. The lighting is always harsh and just not good. FIFA on the other hand has been great. Idk.
    lareka
    Also twice I tried to chip the ball over Neuer outside the box from 25 meters away - Neuer was way off his line- i did FULL power on the shot but it arrived to Neuer's hands, didn't go over him. Maybe because i need to do it full manual shooting in settings ? Or even at full manual it's like that?
    There's limit to the creativity it seems
    Yeah, i've no reason why chip shots have become a nonfactor. Maybe file it under things that not enough people use, so they didn't really test it 100%. There are always a bunch of those PES every year.
    It's a shame we can't edit all team gameplans in the demo, to see if there are still teams that will literally let you stand with the ball at your feet at kickoff and never approach you. It's a joke that that was still in PES in 2019.
    I still play this demo to get my 5 min half fix. After playing this I cannot go back to fifa 19. They really brought the gameplay magic back to pes. Fun!!! Tired of playing CPU in fifa 19 and they just try crosses from the wings. See all different types of shots in pes. The physicality is also terrific. I'm sure tweaks will make full version even better. Sept 10th cannot come quick enough. I also tried fifa20 beta and just felt bored. Was it improved from 19, yes. But something just feels off and boring.
    PSN: ORLANDORUCKUS
    YouTube: ORLANDORUCKUS
    Hunkerdown
    I still play this demo to get my 5 min half fix. After playing this I cannot go back to fifa 19. They really brought the gameplay magic back to pes. Fun!!! Tired of playing CPU in fifa 19 and they just try crosses from the wings. See all different types of shots in pes. The physicality is also terrific. I'm sure tweaks will make full version even better. Sept 10th cannot come quick enough. I also tried fifa20 beta and just felt bored. Was it improved from 19, yes. But something just feels off and boring.
    PSN: ORLANDORUCKUS
    YouTube: ORLANDORUCKUS

    The more and more I play the PES demo the more and more I believe this is the year that PES will be back to the good old days from years ago. I’ve preordered both games but seriously think if the full release plays like the demo then I’ll be playing PES more than FIFA this year. Can’t wait to get playing the full game next week!
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    RoyceDa59
    I have noticed this as well, which has me a little concerned how the final game will be in terms of difficulty.
    Double tapping sprint will allow the dribbler to do a "knock on".

    I am very worried the CPU is not aggressive enough even on the highest difficulty level, it seems like they are not wanting to win or something.
    jrose57
    I am very worried the CPU is not aggressive enough even on the highest difficulty level, it seems like they are not wanting to win or something.

    Same here.
    I used to play on Top Player on previous installments and found it a nice challenge where I can win if I play well and draw/lose if I don't.
    Had to put the demo on Superstar for the CPU to be anything aggressive and have any challenge.
    Very concerned about AI difficulty...and even more concerned after I played a game on PES 19 with my 5 year old son against regular difficulty. I honestly walked away surprised how aggressive the AI was and we lost the game...not that I had any help in defence ;) lol
    But after getting used to PES 20's demo AI the AI in 19 is way more aggressive.
    FULL game is released here in Turkey either later today or tomorrow. I don't know how they do it but i guess they always find a way to bring it to Turkey from Ukraine every year so I can play PES like 4,5 days before release.
    Having said that, I will post gameplay videos to my youtube page after playing it. Any requests or anything you wonder about the game? I can check it for you
    lareka
    FULL game is released here in Turkey either later today or tomorrow. I don't know how they do it but i guess they always find a way to bring it to Turkey from Ukraine every year so I can play PES like 4,5 days before release.
    Having said that, I will post gameplay videos to my youtube page after playing it. Any requests or anything you wonder about the game? I can check it for you

    That's great hope to see some more Master League gamplay.
    RoyceDa59
    That's great hope to see some more Master League gamplay.

    I just have the game. I will wait for squad updates, real logos file to start my "real" ML season but i'll open up a new one just to see the features with a test team and share it to youtube tonight in 12 hours.
    I will let you know with the link
    lareka
    I just have the game. I will wait for squad updates, real logos file to start my "real" ML season but i'll open up a new one just to see the features with a test team and share it to youtube tonight in 12 hours.
    I will let you know with the link
    I'm curious to see how transfer budgets are done in ML. The ML trailer showed a budget of over 3 billion. I know you can set your own, but are you able to set a super high budget with lower tier clubs, or is there sort of a balance to it? Also, is there a more realistic option for transfer budgets?
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    lareka
    Any requests or anything you wonder about the game? I can check it for you

    Not sure this could be answered due to this likely changing with the early patch, but I would love to hear impressions on the fouls and refs.
    EPatetta
    I'm curious to see how transfer budgets are done in ML. The ML trailer showed a budget of over 3 billion. I know you can set your own, but are you able to set a super high budget with lower tier clubs, or is there sort of a balance to it? Also, is there a more realistic option for transfer budgets?
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    You have to remember that PES ML budgets are “total budgets” that don’t finalize until the seasons end meaning you could overspend and find yourself manager ****urpia lol
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    So i was managed to play the game yesterday, the servers were down and the squads are from June 2019 , no single transfer is applied to the teams so i didn't start a ML season.
    I played some training to test the new moves, checked the licensed teams, Italy seems to have full licence other than Brescia-newly promoted team to Serie A.
    In Spain i only saw FC Barcelona's license and in England i saw only M.Utd's license. This time they wrote the team names as VALENCIA RW or something like that so you know that it's Valencia, not a generic name.
    I played 3 games, first tried it on superstar difficulty, me Lazio against Inter CPU.
    The game ended 0-0, in superstar it's really difficult to find openings in AI's defense partly because i am not familiar with the new game's offense, partly because they close down really well and don't give you any space.
    So i switched to top player and won both games 1-0 with Roma against Juve and Lazio against Napoli. The videos are here, you can check them:


    My impressions:
    1- It's no coincidence that i didn't conceede a single goal in those 3 games, not just that I like to defend well with my teams it's because AI team-mates are very smart in terms of how to retain their positions and AI is not exploiting the glitches in the game, they play fair football. So defending is really fun and defending is effective in this game. Same for the opponents - CPU - they defend really at top level, it's hard to break their defense down, i saw that in demo as well, they don't give you good angles to cross the ball, you have to work a lot.
    2-Tactics really matter this time. I played 3-5-1-1 with SS Lazio and played compact defensive formation with counter attack, defensive line deep and as you can see the difference on both videos, in AS ROMA video and in SS LAZIO video, AI teammates immediately go back to their spots defensively, close down the angles and on offense they run like athletes offensively for counter attack opportunities. I went with default formation - 4-3-3 with AS Roma intentionally to see the difference.
    3-The game is slower and more realistic.
    4- Weaker foot accuracy is very realistic, it will go way off if you really try to shoot with power in a difficult situation with a left footed guy who has very weak right foot.
    5- On Top player difficulty - i take it as basis because i always played 19,18 and previous versions of PES on top player- opponents close down much more often and much more effectively than in the past !!! Like if opponents were pressing you in Pes 19, 18 and etc., you were able to get past them , pass the ball quickly and create a scoring chance easily. It was a blessing in disguise for cpu to press that much for me. In PES 2020, just like in real football, they close down and don't give you room to turn, accurately pass or etc. ,they get the ball out of your feet quickly, so it's very effective, that makes the game more challenging = less scoring chances = less goals = more realistic.
    6-AI is smart like hell , they don't go for empty cross, shot fakes. Empty means it's a stupid fake to do, so in real football you mostly ignore that fake, CPU ignores it too now, in the past they were going for every fake. Also it's harder to get past them with dribble, they seem to know your tendencies - like with left footed Cengiz, they seem to know you tend to cut inside rather than go to the byline so they close inside, your shooting angle...
    The clips are not fun probably, I play this way in PES often, close down the defense and run for counter attack and go direct to the opposition. So it might not be fun to watch for you but you can see some of the new features of the game. More videos will be uploaded in following days...
    P.S: Since the squads are from June 2019 i don't have much enthusiasm to try teams that had good activity in the transfer market. I'd wait for the squad updates...
    Overall I loved the game so far, i liked it a lot in demo and i start to like it more in full game, it feels authentic
    PAPERNUT
    Not sure this could be answered due to this likely changing with the early patch, but I would love to hear impressions on the fouls and refs.

    Fouls and refs are great, clipping not allowed, fair and square
    R9NALD9
    Same here.
    I used to play on Top Player on previous installments and found it a nice challenge where I can win if I play well and draw/lose if I don't.
    Had to put the demo on Superstar for the CPU to be anything aggressive and have any challenge.
    Very concerned about AI difficulty...and even more concerned after I played a game on PES 19 with my 5 year old son against regular difficulty. I honestly walked away surprised how aggressive the AI was and we lost the game...not that I had any help in defence ;) lol
    But after getting used to PES 20's demo AI the AI in 19 is way more aggressive.

    I felt the exact same thing on DEMO that's why i switched to superstar in DEMO. But in full game i switched back to top player because AI is really challenging. So in full game, don't worry, AI is aggressive, very !
    Probably they toned down the aggresiveness of AI in demo intentionally for players to enjoy the game more.
    EPatetta
    I'm curious to see how transfer budgets are done in ML. The ML trailer showed a budget of over 3 billion. I know you can set your own, but are you able to set a super high budget with lower tier clubs, or is there sort of a balance to it? Also, is there a more realistic option for transfer budgets?
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    I will dive into ML after getting squad updates. The squads are from June 2019 right now. Servers are down. Sorry i couldn'T check it
    villabraves
    The more and more I play the PES demo the more and more I believe this is the year that PES will be back to the good old days from years ago. I’ve preordered both games but seriously think if the full release plays like the demo then I’ll be playing PES more than FIFA this year. Can’t wait to get playing the full game next week!
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    Have to worry they nerf game after release as well. Hopefully not. Game even had fouls in demo!! But people complained.
    PSN: ORLANDORUCKUS
    Twitch: hunkerdown
    YouTube: ORLANDORUCKUS
    Hunkerdown
    Have to worry they nerf game after release as well. Hopefully not. Game even had fouls in demo!! But people complained.
    PSN: ORLANDORUCKUS
    Twitch: hunkerdown
    YouTube: ORLANDORUCKUS

    This 100%...…….
    Got the game this afternoon and so far the game is quite ok, just some very very quick notes for now to share with you all:
    Good:

    • Gameplay is much more realistic than FIFA, like you actually need to build it up slowly on offense, CPU also does the same, to get a goal, FIFA was just like playing ping pong, very arcade
    • Graphic has improved quite a lot, it definitely looks way more real, the stadium, the grass, the players, all good
    • Like the feeling of dribbling a lot, the ball feels so physical, and especially the movement when you just catch the ball from passing

    Bad

    • Too easy to steal the ball from CPU
    • CPU doesn't try to steal the ball from me and push their defence against me enough
    • CPU doesn't attack aggressive enough

    Will be back and write again soon!
    jrose57
    Got the game this afternoon and so far the game is quite ok, just some very very quick notes for now to share with you all:
    Good:

    • Gameplay is much more realistic than FIFA, like you actually need to build it up slowly on offense, CPU also does the same, to get a goal, FIFA was just like playing ping pong, very arcade
    • Graphic has improved quite a lot, it definitely looks way more real, the stadium, the grass, the players, all good
    • Like the feeling of dribbling a lot, the ball feels so physical, and especially the movement when you just catch the ball from passing

    Bad

    • Too easy to steal the ball from CPU
    • CPU doesn't try to steal the ball from me and push their defence against me enough
    • CPU doesn't attack aggressive enough

    Will be back and write again soon!

    I agree 100 %.
    Demo was cool on Steam, but running the lowest graphics and you couldn't change them at all.
    Hopefully full release will have better results! But I'm just basing off demo since not many options.
    Menu still sloppy, but gameplay overall was smooth and good, using alternate controls, even shooting into the net felt smooth without restrictions.
    pacing lanes were nice and directional was accurate, for the most part I liked everything.

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