PES 2016 Demo Coming Next Week

By Mark Delaney, 2 years ago
If you prefer Konami's Pepsi to EA's Coca-Cola when taking the football field, you'll be happy to hear a demo (you remember those, don't you?) for Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 will be making its way to the Xbox dashboard next Thursday, August 13th. The demo will offer players the chance to play as club or national teams and offer a preview of how improved the series aims to be now that it's on the famous Fox Engine, the same game engine used for Metal Gear Solid V and P.T..

The title boasts three times as many player animations as last year's iteration. New Player ID and Team ID artificial intelligence attempt to capture not just the physical likenesses of players, but their playing styles as well. A new collision system also allows each game to be more physical for those who prefer to get their knees and shins dirty. These improvements, among others, can be seen in this Gamescom gameplay trailer.

PES' myClub mode, their response to Ultimate Team modes in EA's games, is the focal point of pre-order incentives. Day One editions of the game comes with a bounty of bonuses including:

- 1X Player Loan of cover star, Neymar Jr.
- 1X Player Loan of TOTY 2014
- 10,000 GP/week for 10 weeks
- 10 Recovery Items
- 3X Player Contracts

The title hits Xboxes old and new a month after the demo releases, on September 15th.
Mark Delaney
Written by Mark Delaney
Mark is a Boston native now living in Portland, Oregon. He's the Editorial Manager on TA, loves story-first games, and is one of three voices on the TA Playlist podcast. Outside of games he likes biking, sci-fi, the NFL, and spending time with his fiancée and son. He almost never writes in the third person.