Konami has confirmed that they have an exclusive licensing agreement with UEFA that will allow them to bring Euro 2016 to gamers. According to Erik Bladinieres, European Brand Director of Football for Konami Digital Entertainment B.V.:
We are extremely proud to be working with UEFA regarding EURO 2016. The PES series is famed for showing football at its very best and is created by a team that truly loves and understands it. We are committed to representing EURO 2016 moving forward in a way that truly reflects the status of this epic tournament. EURO 2016 is a stunning gathering of European talent and we are committed to producing the definitive representation of top-level football.
UEFA is pleased with the arrangement, as well. Guy-Laurent Epstein, Marketing Director at UEFA Events S.A. tells fans:
We are very happy to expand our successful collaboration with Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. to our national team competitions. Konami are a great licensing partner and have provided top quality video games for our club competitions since many years. We look forward to their newest extension of the PES series, created specifically for UEFA EURO 2016, further engaging with football fans in Europe and around the world.
The Euro 2016 license will not be part of Pro Evolution Soccer 2016
this fall; how exactly the license will be used is expected to be revealed sometime early next year.