6 July 2014

PES 2015: Stadium Editor, 2nd Division Teams & Licensed Managers

In a recent interview with Gamerland TV, PES European Brand Manager Adam Bhatti revealed the return of Stadium Editor.

Adam also announced 2nd Division Leagues and Licensed Managers both of which are a set to feature for the first time in the PES series.

More details will be revealed at a later date to which managers and leagues will be licensed.

3 July 2014

PES 2015: Screenshots Released.

Konami have released 9 new screenshots of PES 2015. Here they all are:









PES 2015: Press Release

Konami have released the first press release for PES 2015 and you can read it all below, enjoy!

The Pitch is Ours!

KONAMI looks to the sheer drama, incredible skill, and big game moments of awe within its on-field focus for PES 2015 with the astounding high quality visual benefitting from the FOX engine – debuting on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One!

Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. has announced the first details for PES 2015, elevating its on-field realism to all-new levels as it recreates the heart-in-mouth feeling associated with being part of a crucial top-flight match.
“THE PITCH IS OURS…”

PES 2015 is centered on the mantra ‘the pitch is ours.’ Through the combined efforts of the Tokyo and Windsor-based PES Productions team, the heart-thumping and nail-biting moments of top-flight football have been perfectly recreated. PES 2015 sees a true return to core PES values of total control, super responsive controls and renowned gameplay, where the user has unrestricted control over how they play. KONAMI has completely reworked a raft of key elements to ensure every pass, shot or off-the-ball run is finely balanced to give maximum player satisfaction within PES 2015’s on-field action.

PES 2015 sees a true return to core PES values

By looking at 3 key tenets of the modern game, the PES Productions Team has completely reworked the in-game shooting and goal-keeping mechanics

• Excitement Of Goals

A new shooting system allows a variety of unrestricted shooting styles with precise control over the direction and power of all strikes. Countering enhanced attacking options, goal keepers intuitively close angles and are capable of an incredible number of ways to react to any situation, including altering centre of gravity.

• Final Pass

Likewise, passing options available to players when delivering a final pass have been expanded, allowing for little knock-ons or searing low passes that use new physics routines to ensure the ball behaves realistically across every situation, providing unique and differing outcomes decided by user actions.

• 1 on 1

The final key element that has been totally reworked centres around the degree of close control on offer. Positioning is vital, but the ability to dribble into space and beat your marker is now hugely improved and opens up PES 2015 as the definitive on-field experience.

These central features are then supported by additional elements to create the most entertaining and breath-taking match-day experience imaginable.

Lightning fast controls allow users to instinctively react to every movement

• Incredible Response Times: Lightning fast controls allow users to instinctively react to every movement when the ball is in play.

• Full Pitch AI: The game engine now features AI that is constantly adjusted covering everything that develops on the pitch, resulting in players making runs, finding space and marking opponents even when off the screen.

• Closest Control: Take on defenders using each player’s bespoke dribbling skills, as opposed to relying on ‘trick’ moves. New skills include jinking runs, responsive sprints and incorporating a much wider range of pace – from walking to sprinting.

• Case for Defence: Users have complete control over when to close down, tackle, or hold up play. Successful defending is based entirely on the decisions the user makes.
FOX ENGINE BENEFITS

Next-gen editions of PES 2015 also mark the first full implementation of Kojima Productions’ stunning FOX Engine within the PES franchise. Having debuted last year in an embryonic form, the power of the new wave of consoles has allowed a level of visual acuity and in-game advances that were previously impossible. All graphical features in-game from players, to crowd and stadium now benefit from a single source of real-time lighting naturally bringing the game to vivid next gen life

The power of the new wave of consoles has allowed a level of visual acuity and in-game advances that were previously impossible.

• Behavioural Patterns: PES 2015 now boasts a huge array of players that both look and play like their real-life counterparts. KONAMI has faithfully recreated over 1000 players this year, with bespoke animations and playing styles across its extensive player roster. They run like they should, play the way they do in real life, and react emotionally as they would to fouls, goals or referee decisions – with their frame of mind actually affecting how they play!

• Poetry in Motion: The individuality of the players is further enhanced with seamless animations. No sacrifice to animation has been made in the pursuit of fast response, yet the movements flow effortlessly calculated in real-time and dependent on the player’s position in relation to the ball and its speed.

• Bring the Noise: PES 2015 mirrors the atmosphere of a top-flight match. The crowd animations have been hugely enhanced, and the ebb and flow of a match is met with context-sensitive crowd effects and movements.

• Let There Be Light: Real-time lighting is used across the entire stadium, with the enhanced visuals bathed in the changing light of a changeable day or the stark glare of the floodlights at a night match
PES ID RETURNS:

The PES series has always centered on player realism: recreating their abilities and letting the user run riot with the world’s greatest stars. The FOX Engine-powered PES 2015 is as committed to this as ever, aiming to bring the best players and teams to vibrant life – recreating the playing styles of the world’s best sides and stars.

Only those that can will get away with rainbow flicks. And, even then, not every time…

• PES ID: Teams will be set up to play as they do in real-life, while their star players will work within this framework, but will be instantly recognisable via their runs and playing styles. The world’s greatest teams will not only move and find space like they would in real life, they will also defend or attack like them automatically.

• Balance of Play: Teams will automatically adopt their real-life counterparts’ game plan, whether it is counter-attacking, out wide, or defensively minded.

• Realistic Abilities: While the world’s greatest players are indeed capable of moments of incredible skill, PES 2015 focuses on their abilities as a player and not their flicks and tricks. Beating a man using pace and close control is key to attacking play, and only those that can will get away with rainbow flicks. And, even then, not every time…

With these key advances in place, however, KONAMI has not neglected the wide range of options users expect. With a wealth of new options and enhancements to established favourites set to debut in PES 2015.
KEY ADDITIONS:

• myClub: Extensive Master League Online overhaul allows players and managers to be added using accumulated GP or via micro-transactions within club dealings. Agents now used to meet player requirement criteria, while unhappy players can upset the balance of a side to detrimental effect. Extends to offline play.

Weekly data updates constantly adjust transfers and team line-ups

• Live Updates: Weekly data updates constantly adjust transfers and team line-ups in English, French, Italian, Spanish and Brazilian leagues. Player data is also updated based on current performances every week, so if a player is on a goal-scoring streak, his stats will be boosted accordingly in the update. Applied to all online modes and optional within single-player mode.

• Accurate Player Stats: The player parameter system for PES has been completely rebuilt, working with key community sites across the globe to create the most realistic player stats database.

• Adaptable Match Environments: Does your opponent prefer to play a passing game? Then tell the groundsman not to cut the grass so short. Or have it watered to speed up your team’s passing play. You can tailor any part of your stadia to suit your bespoke needs.
FURTHER DETAILS

In the coming months KONAMI will announce further details regarding game presentation, ball physics tied to weather conditions, new leagues, a revolutionary role control system, enhanced player and stadium edit modes, online systems and cheating technology, plus talk about improvements to existing modes such as Master League and Become A Legend.

PES 2015 will be released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and additional formats during autumn/winter period of 2014.

PES 2015: Manchester Impressions

Konami are today showing PES 2015 to some of the PES community's and press at Old Trafford in Manchester.

I will be following the event on twitter and trying to catch everyone's impressions as they come in and post them below. Huge thanks to all the guys for the updates though out the day and make sure to give them a follow if you don't already.

Asim from WENB interviewed Adam at the Manchester Event and here is what was said: PES 2015 Old Trafford Preview Event Podcast With Adam Bhatti












1 July 2014

PES World Finals

Tomorrow (2nd July) the PES World Finals will be held in the UK in Manchester at the home of Manchester United, Old Trafford.

The event will be streamed live on Twitch so make sure you tune in HERE

For more information on the players involved and updates through out the day tomorrow check out the official PESLeague site HERE


25 June 2014

PES 2015: Trailer (Removed)

UPDATE: The trailer seems to have been removed by Konami due to a licensing issue. More news and hopefully a new and improved trailer on the 3rd July so stay tuned for that.

The long awaited trailer from Konami is finally here, check it out below and be sure to be back on the 3rd July to see what is next from Konami.

PES 2015: First Screens Released.

Konami have released the first screenshots of PES 2015. All 6 screens released so far are featured below.

Hopefully we will have a trailer and press release for you all soon.

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PES 2015: E3 Impressions Round Up

Konami have finally lifted the embargo on PES 2015 enabling the lucky guys that got to play it at E3 earlier in June to give there impressions.

It is worth noting what everyone got to play was a very early version of the game and there is still a lot of development time left.

Massive thank you to all the guys who have taken the time to write and record there impressions.

WENB - Asim

WENB - Nico

Videogamer

Trusted Reviews

Xbox Achievements

Gamekult (French)

Podcasts / Interviews / Video Impressions

PES United

WENB

Robbye Ron - Adam Bhatti Interview

Sebastian Fernandez - Tim Blair Interview

NGB - Kei Masuda Interview

If I have missed anyone out then please leave a message below and I will add it on ASAP.

9 June 2014

PES 2015: The Pitch is Ours

Konami have released a teaser trailer ahead of the start of E3 for PES 2015 and set a date of June 25th for the Official gameplay first look.

Is this a clever move by Konami so PES doesn't fade into the background with loads of other announcements due at E3? or is it a bad move not showing more on the big stage?

You can watch the 30 second teaser below.

PES 2014: Data Pack 7 Coming This Week.

Konami have confirmed that a new Data Pack (DP7) will be released sometime this week, as yet we do not have a set date.

When we have more details on what will be included we will let you know.

E3 starts later today and hopefully we will be getting some PES 2015 news over the next few days so stay tuned.