In its fight against FIFA, Konami may be preparing a bold bet for the PES series.
Although we haven’t seen anything concrete about PES 2022 yet, unofficial sources suggest that the game will be introduced as a free game, taking to a new level what is usually featured in the free alternative version, called Lite.
In the video below, at 21 minutes, VGC members comment on Konami’s current situation and what the agreement with Bloober Team may represent for a company that seems to have forgotten its main series, except for Pro Evolution Soccer.
At this point, Andy Robinson comments that his sources have informed him of Konami’s intention to shake things up a bit and the way it presents the annual games to fans. As he says, PES 2022 will be presented for free and will represent a radical change in the series.
After years of presenting free-to-play versions of their games through PES Lite versions, Konami could even further put PES 2022 as a free game that anyone can play, supported by microtransactions in modes like MyClub.
In addition to the move to Unreal Engine, this could be the biggest change ever to Konami’s PES series, which has struggled for years to regain greater popularity in the face of EA Sports’ FIFA series, which has dominated the market for years.