How has Konami countered these reveals and shone a new light on PES 2013, FIFA’s rival football series?
How about a brand new video showcasing PES 2013’s online ‘Player ID’ systems at work with lots of new footage, along with news that a dedicated Pro Evolution Soccer studio is currently being built in London.
First, that new studio news:
Konami recently revealed that it’s recruiting for a new UK-based studio that will focus on the further development of the Pro Evolution Soccer series.
Konami said in a statement:
“Konami has reaffirmed its commitment to its Pro Evolution Soccer series with a large-scale commitment that will see a dedicated European wing of the Tokyo-based PES Productions team established within Europe.”
“The new satellite office will strive to adopt and recreate local football culture that will ensure the long-running series is kept fresh and exciting,” the statement continued. “Work is already underway to recruit key talent for the new studio.”
President of Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH, Shinji Hirano, wrote:
“These are hugely exciting times for the PES series. We are looking for a number of creative people who can help us elevate PES to whole new levels.
“As part of Konami’s commitment to ensuring PES captures the majesty of European football, we are looking for people to help capture the very essence of the beautiful game and bring it to life. We look forward to meeting interested parties at GDC Europe.”
How will the establishment of a dedicated Pro Evolution Soccer studio help the franchise? Do you think Konami is under the impression that a studio based in one of the most football-obsessed nations in the world will help it create better titles in the future?
While you think on that quandary, watch the latest ‘PES 2013 Experience’ trailer, this time looking at the game’s Player ID functionality:
PES 2013 – The Player ID Experience
PES 2013 is out later this year on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC – a demo is available now.
Check out El33tonline’s previous coverage of PES 2013.