It seems a pretty big license just opened up as UEFA and Konami announced they are going their separate ways into the future. This means the Champions League is now a video games free agent.
Feel I should add, to dispel any false information.
UCL license gave Konami NO TEAM LICENSES.
PES will not lose any team licenses because of the end of the partnership with UCL.
A change of focus ahead, the positives will be clearly evident for all to see 👌 https://t.co/OJcWuWRLdk
— Adam Bhatti (@Adam_Bhatti) April 19, 2018
Here’s the Press Text:
The obvious direction this seems to be going is that EA will end up gobbling up this license for their huge FIFA franchise, and that’s probably a good place which to put your bets. What this means for PES is the bigger story though, as the game is already pretty short on licenses and losing a big one like the Champions League may hurt the series a bit more than you’d otherwise think. Of course the series’ gameplay, a favorite amongst many, won’t be changing no matter which licenses are held by PES — but the amount of people enjoying that gameplay is the key to whether the series survives into the future or not.