Pro Evolution Soccer can beat Fifa says Konami ahead of PES 2016 release

Konami believes its Pro Evolution Soccer series can overtake EA Sports’ Fifa in terms of presentation and visuals inside “a couple of years” and that it truly is “definitely catching up”. The comments come ahead from the release of PES 2016 in the UK on 18 September.

“We’re undoubtedly catching up with Fifa, and we’ve got to be respectful about that. We’ve got to keep closing that gap. Inside a couple of years we’ll clearly lead once again. But we’ve to convince plenty of folks,” stated PES European item manager Adam Bhatti in an interview with MCV. “There are factors we can not handle like licences, but with regards to presentation, visuals, we wish to be industry- leading.”

The situation of licenses may be the major reason for the gulf in sales in between the two football franchises. EA Sports has the official Fifa license, which encompasses all of the world’s significant teams and leagues, although Konami has to obtain these on a team-by-team or league-by-league basis. The authenticity of presentation this provides Fifa coins counts for any lot.

Pro Evo has the top Spanish and French leagues totally licensed but not England’s Premier League, for which Konami has name and likeness rights to all of the teams but only the complete license (with kits and logo) for Manchester United.

PES also has the Champions League and Europa League licenses, which Fifa coins will not, and Konami not too long ago acquired the license for the 2016 European Championship. It has not however announced how that license is going to be utilised.

Where PES can compete is gameplay, which taking a look at a raft of previews comparing the games and reviews of PES 2016, seems to be the portion this year’s game nails. Some critiques have even called it the greatest football game of all time. If not in sales, it truly is in providing the best gameplay that PES can leading Fifa, and it might have currently – but preserving that quality will likely be the important to any additional progress.


Unlike FIFA 16 coins and PES, Football manager (FM, for brief) sacrifices manage of players for the realism of management. Despite the fact that a football game, FM is very distinct inside the fact that you’re, eventually, in much less handle on the outcome, which has carved it out a genuine niche. Other possibilities including Championship Manager exist, but Sports Interactive’s efforts have extended been heralded because the greatest on account of the in-depth experience supplied.

16 is just not a massive upgrade on final year’s version, according to early web speculation, however the inclusion of dynamic rivalries looks to be intriguing. Now it is possible to develop your very own long-term battles with clubs and managers via media interaction and outcomes, considerably within the exact same way Liverpool vs. Chelsea and Benitez vs. Mourinho has grow to be a modern day feud, although existing battles can die down over time.

The only concern if you pick FM will be the release date, which, based on previous installations, might be as late as October/November