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eFootball PES 2021 Season Update Arrives on September 15 - Trailer, Features, Screenshots & Price Revealed

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eFootball PES 2021

eFootball PES 2021 Season Update Arrives on September 15 - Trailer, Features, Screenshots & Price Revealed

Konami has been quiet on eFootball PES 2021, when they typically start their yearly hype train, around this time. Now we know why.

UPDATE: (7-16) eFootball PES 2021 releases on September 15 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC (Steam). The Standard Edition will be $29.99.

Club Editions for FC Barcelona, FC Bayern Munchen, Juventus, Manchester United and Arsenal will cost $34.99. Each Club Edition comes with the club’s full squad (players and manager) as well as several club-themed bonuses, including an Iconic Moment Series player, a digital kit and more.

Users that currently own eFootball PES 2020 will get a 20% discount.

If you played myClub mode in either PES 2020 or PES 2020 LITE, you will be eligible to receive the Veterans Bonus when you purchase eFootball PES 2021 Season Update. The bonuses you receive will be based on the milestones you achieved while playing PES 2020’s myClub mode, and will be available in-game when PES 2021 launches.

Read more about the Veterans Bonus here.

3 legends have been added as manager avatars in Master League. Try your hand at a new season of Master League with one of these former football superstars.

New Managers

  • F. LAMPARD
  • GUARDIOLA
  • R. GIGGS

Gameplay

Outsmart the defence with ‘Finesse Dribble’, discover the expanded trapping mechanics that will vary depending on your players abilities and feel the context-sensitive kick accuracy. Each player’s individual playstyle will bring another layer of depth to your squad on the pitch.

Master League

Master League is an iconic single player mode that puts you in the manager’s seat of your very own club. As you work to build and develop your very own dream team, you’ll be charged with driving progression through meaningful choices both on and off the pitch. Experience the ebb and flow of each season, from the kickoff of your very first pre-season match right through to the heartpounding thrills of the grand finale. If you’re looking for a rich and immersive football management experience, then this is the mode for you. 3 new managers have also been added as playable avatars this year, giving additional options for fans.

Matchday

Stand alongside PES newcomers and seasoned pros as you work together to take on football’s biggest matches in this competitive Online Mode. Pick your favourite club and take on other users of the same skill level to contribute to your side’s victory. Rack up enough wins, and you might even be elected to represent your side in an epic grand final showdown.

Visual

3D full-body scans of various players have been implemented to add a new layer of photorealism to the player models. Stadiums are so much more than a place to simply watch and play football, and we’ve done our utmost to capture every little detail that gives them their unique character.

Original Story (Posted on June 12)…

The Microsoft Store has posted an eFootball PES 2021 Season Update (which is currently unavailable), stating the product is an updated edition of eFootball PES 2020, containing the latest player data and club rosters. It mentions some leagues will have their rosters updated post-release.

Here’s what the page shows, just in case it gets taken down.

Product Overview

The eFootball PES 2021 Season Update features the same award winning gameplay as last year’s eFootball PES 2020 along with various team and player updates for the new season. Also comes with the UEFA EURO 2020 mode – all at a special anniversary price.

  • The Biggest Clubs Play with the biggest teams in world football; including German champions FC Bayern München, Spanish champions FC Barcelona, global giants Manchester United and exclusive PES partner Juventus!
  • myClub Create your very own dream team from scratch and face off against human rivals from all over the world.
  • Matchday Compete in online PvP events themed after real-life football rivalries and other big matches.
  • Master League Take the helm of a football club and lead them to the top in this engrossing single player mode.

Thanks to Altchar for the scoop.

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  1. I kinda feel like this will be true and it might be for the best and just come back strong next year with PES 22 and they need to start from scratch at this point.
    Depending on the price of this I'm fine with it and respect Konami for not charging full price for a whole new game with nothing more than updated kits and squads. That's what quite a few gamers have railed against on sports games for years. EA's been doing this with the Switch version of FIFA and charging full prices for new kits and new squad updates.
    Hold on... they're going to do essentially a roster and artwork update (which is fine, and I think most sports games should do this anyway) but for that they're going to charge those of us who already have 2020?!? I can see them charging new buyers a smaller price, maybe 30-40 dollars, but those if us who already have the base game they're releasing an update for?? That would be crappy.
    I have other sports games (from other countries) that do this. The update for the 2020 season was Free if you already had the game. Hopefully PES follows this model.
    This all makes good business sense in light of the new consoles coming this fall. Konami did this with their baseball game it was a free upgrade to the 2020 season. More games should take this route, many times your spending $60 for what amounts to an roster upgrade anyway. Kudos Konami !
    maltliquor23
    Konami did the same thing with Pro Yakyuu Spirits but it was a free update.

    Because of PYS this seems like a smart tactic. The pandemic has impacted the developers and the real world sports. Konami can always regroup and focus on Next Gen. They've let UEFA Champions League, Copa Libertadores, and some club licenses go. Why not focus on their sim game play heritage, improve the manager mode/Master League or offer a better alternative to FUT?
    I remember hearing this was going to happen months ago, but it's good its finally confirmed. Long as they don't charge full price this is good and maybe they could even go back to the gameplay of the demo. Honestly every sports games should be skipping a year or two. There really is no reason for a "new" release every year. I view this as a positive they get extra time to hopefully focus on a new engine and make a great game. If the extra time means PES 2022 can be good on and off the field and give FIFA a real run for it's money. I'm all for it.
    Sent from a galaxy far far away.
    Small thing we will probably never get: the option to play matches in empty or limited capacity stadiums. It would be an easy add, but we won't get it. Maybe I'm the only one who would want it tho.
    dubcity
    Small thing we will probably never get: the option to play matches in empty or limited capacity stadiums. It would be an easy add, but we won't get it. Maybe I'm the only one who would want it tho.

    I would like this as well. The old PES/WE games had this on ps2 for exhibition games. You could choose from 0-3 stars iirc, with 0 being empty. It was implemented really well too; if you chose 1 or 2 stars, the limited crowd would gather closer to the center of the stadium and leave the sides and top virtually empty.
    TexasFan2005
    I would like this as well. The old PES/WE games had this on ps2 for exhibition games. You could choose from 0-3 stars iirc, with 0 being empty. It was implemented really well too; if you chose 1 or 2 stars, the limited crowd would gather closer to the center of the stadium and leave the sides and top virtually empty.

    Yup true. Unfortunately, as online and esports has taken over more and more, these little touches have gone by the wayside.
    Jagermeister
    Yeah low tier leagues and small nations dont look anything life like on big 40,,000 stadiums with full crowd.

    They still have dynamic attendance BUT like many other things in PES it's poorly done.
    In the start of my ML with Chelsea we had empty stands smh. I think they tied into the new "supporters" feature in ML where it counts your twitter followers which isn't a bad thing but again, I started out with like a million followers at Chelsea lol.
    $35 for the upgrade, $28 if bought thru the game. If it was $20 I would have bought it without hesitation. Now I’m going to have to think about it.
    Casey55
    They should have just told everyone that it is a new game and no one would say anything.
    Change the lighting a little, tweak the colors, add a few animations, and yeah.
    dubcity
    Change the lighting a little, tweak the colors, add a few animations, and yeah.

    The wording of "season update" confuses me because that, to me, sounds like DLC for the 2020 version, which would require owning 2020 first. To simplify, if you don't own 2020, do you have to purchase 2020 and 2021 to play the new game? Or just 2021?
    Also, will this change how mods work on PC? I would think if there isn't an architecture update, all 2020 mods will still be valid.
    Cod
    The wording of "season update" confuses me because that, to me, sounds like DLC for the 2020 version, which would require owning 2020 first. To simplify, if you don't own 2020, do you have to purchase 2020 and 2021 to play the new game? Or just 2021?
    Also, will this change how mods work on PC? I would think if there isn't an architecture update, all 2020 mods will still be valid.

    Konami says there will be a physical version of PES 2021, so people don't have to own 2020. But they also say if you have PES 2020 Lite (which is free) you can download 2021 at the discounted price. I don't think it's an update that installs on top of PES 2020, so I'd imagine mods will have to be added again. Idk. It's very convoluted and weird, just like the official name "eFootball PES 2021 Season Update."
    There isn't any gameplay changes right? I will in no way pay for it then it would would be crazy to charge so much for some cosmetic changes when the PC community pretty much is an arm and a leg above them on this. These are the reasons why a I am cautiously optimistic about the future of PES even with the change in engine. There are too many aspects that have been ignored for a long time, fans deserve better.
    RoyceDa59
    There isn't any gameplay changes right? I will in no way pay for it then it would would be crazy to charge so much for some cosmetic changes when the PC community pretty much is an arm and a leg above them on this. These are the reasons why a I am cautiously optimistic about the future of PES even with the change in engine. There are too many aspects that have been ignored for a long time, fans deserve better.

    My guess, and this isn't confirmed, is that they'll continue with data packs (faces, balls, teams, etc...) with some minor gameplay tweaks throughout the year. Whether or not they'll be transparent as to what these "tweaks" are...yeah I highly doubt it.
    What throws everything off is how much of the old Fox engine will migrate over to the new Unreal engine.
    I guess I may just purchase 2020 then and stick with mods for an extra year. I was holding off to purchase 2021, but that seems moot at this point unless most of the PC community moves to 2021.
    So with PS5 hopefully actually having backwards compatibility this time around that should mean PES 21 will be playable on it correct?
    Assuming I can get a PS5 at launch I didn't have any intention on keeping my PS4. It's be a shame to have to keep it around just to play PES.
    Sent from a galaxy far far away.
    jrnlgrn
    So with PS5 hopefully actually having backwards compatibility this time around that should mean PES 21 will be playable on it correct?
    Assuming I can get a PS5 at launch I didn't have any intention on keeping my PS4. It's be a shame to have to keep it around just to play PES.
    Sent from a galaxy far far away.

    There is no next gen PES or NHL for this winter so im thinking of skippin PS5 till next year fall.
    And whats the difference to play PS4 game on PS5? Its not next gen

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