Konami to Debut PES 2017 at the PES 2016 League Finals

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Konami plans to reveal an early version of the 2017 edition in Pro Evolution Soccer during an upcoming eSports event. The top 2016 PES players are traveling to Milan for a two-day competition event that takes place May 27th and 28th. At the event, Konami will unveil the 2017 release in the series.

“Exclusive to Pro Evolution Soccer, it is fitting that we use the UEFA Champions League Final, the world’s greatest club competition, and the culmination of another hugely successful PES League season to reveal PES 2017,” said Konami President Tomotada Tashiro. “May 27th and 28th will be a celebration of all that is great about football – and the first showing of PES 2017 will elevate the series to a whole new level.”

PES 2017 will use the FOX engine again, the same thing that was used for previous Pro Evolution Soccer titles in addition to the Metal Gear Solid V games. The central theme of the game will focus on the fun of playing against another person, and Konami will use the Real Touch system to deliver on that. Real Touch simulates the physics of a soccer ball, and calculates the small nuances that are in every pass of the ball. Precise Pass is another system, and it will help convey accuracy in the process.

If you want to read more on the programming that’s going into the design of PES 2017, check out Konami’s webpage on the topic. While we don’t have an exact release date, Konami announced the game’s release will be sometime “this autumn”. Not only is it coming on Xbox One and PS4, but it’s also going to release for last gen consoles too (along with the PC version, of course).

More announcements on the game are expected from Konami during E3.