PES Brand Manager Optimistic Towards Game’s Launch; “PES 2017 Is Our Third Really Good Game in a Row”
In the world of football simulation games, and since the dawn of time, players of both franchises, PES and FIFA, try and prove they play the better game.
Global Product and Brand Manager for PES Adam Bhatti is very confident towards this year’s instalment, speaking to MCV UK, he expressed his excitement towards the game’s early launch, since PES 2017 is releasing around two weeks earlier than its competitor, FIFA 17.
“With PES 2017 launching two weeks before FIFA, the potential is huge, especially in territories where we are quite balanced like Italy and Spain.”
“As a developer, EA has a new engine, so it has a learning curve. What EA wants to do is launch the game when it’s ready. We had that a few years ago when we moved to the Fox Engine. I feel like you are watching F1 racing and someone has pit stopped early. They’ll come out of the pit stop just ahead because they took that chance. I feel we have done that”
Bhatti continued to admit that the franchise went through a “really bad period,” specifically from 2007 till 2013. He described 2017’s iteration as the “third really good game in a row.”
“PES went through a really bad period between 2007 and 2013,” he says. “What we want is a strong consistent run of really good games. I feel PES 2017 is our third really good game in a row. The two-week head start is an opportunity to change perception, to give people a chance and reason to try PES with these new partnerships and we are hoping that more people give us a go. I strongly believe we have the best game. If I’m right, more people will play it and purchase it.”
PES 2017 releases on September 13 in North America and two days later in Europe, for PS4, Xbox One and PC owners.