Further PES 2015 Gameplay Details Revealed

By Keith Gray, 2 years ago
Konami recently teased footage of the Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 and also promised that more details would follow.

The publisher/developer has now released more information about the gameplay features that will be introduced in the latest iteration in the popular football simulation franchise to bring a game "where the user has unrestricted control over how they play". In order to make the necessary enhancements, the development team is concentrating on three major changes with some other minor adjustments to complement them. The improvements that Konami has planned are detailed below:

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.

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.
On top of those enhancements, Konami has also confirmed that the next-gen FOX engine will be utilised to make players play and celebrate just like their real-life counterparts, and the stadia to bask in a realistic atmosphere and lighting effects.

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Finally, as well as the multitude of gameplay enhancements, there are a few menu and game mode additions too:

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.

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.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 is scheduled for release on Xbox One later in 2014.
Keith Gray
Written by Keith Gray
Keith has been contributing to the news on the TrueGaming Network since 2010. He's the resident fan of racing games. Outside of gaming, Keith is a qualified accountant so numbers really speak to him! Other hobbies include swimming and wheelchair basketball.