Konami Reveals Pro Evolution Soccer 2017

By Ashley Woodcock, 1 year ago
Besides looking forward to real-life football this year at the UEFA Champions League Final in Milan, developer and publisher Konami has another treat in store for PES fans with a planned showcasing of the newly revealed Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 to go along side the 2016 PES World Finals of the UEFA Champions League eSports event.

As the top PES players from around the world gather in Milan to hopefully leave victorious after a two-day competition, Konami will debut an early version of PES 2017. With strong on-field performance, detailed focus on control and more, Konami will be looking to keep their loyal football fans satisfied for another year or so as well as hopefully reign in some new fans to the series too.

Konami's own "FOX Engine" will help deliver a powerful, fun and advanced experience with the new game. The focus of the title will be the fun to be had when playing against another player and a range of new features will help to support this:

Real Touch

See how different players control the ball in unique and different ways based on where and how you control them, dictating the flow of the game based on how they react to the unpredictable movement of the ball.

Precise Pass

Combining Real Touch and real ball physics, passing is an art form in PES 2017. Many factors determine the speed and accuracy of the ball. The pass that is made on the best situation and timing will generate a perfect trajectory, creating a great satisfaction when a killer pass is made.

Goal Keeping

Keepers see a great jump in quality through added motions and animations, creating the most agile keepers in PES history. Attacking moments will be more dramatic than ever, bringing the best feeling of achievement when that goal is scored.

Advanced Instructions

Strategies that are quite individually defined such as Tiki-taka and Tight Marking which is strongly based on team ideology can be set in Advanced Instructions, which adds a huge variety in how you plan to win.

Total Team Control

Users can instantly change the attacking and defending mentality of the team, which can be tweaked and carefully controlled with simple controls, being able to immediately react to the unpredictability of the sport.

Corner Kick Strategies

Control the defensive strategies on a set piece, such as marking zonal or Man to Man. Offensive options also included such as specific player movement.

Adaptive AI

For the first time in a football game, the AI will learn how you play! Player and team behaviour has always been a staple of the PES series, and for PES 2017 Adaptive AI will change sports games forever.

Authentic Visuals

For PES 2017 the visuals have seen a major upgrade, offering Authentic Visuals thanks to the further incorporation of Fox Engine. Nothing has been left untouched, from player models, lighting, crowds, pitch and stadiums totally revamped. Never has a game looked so real.

Natural Player Movement

Hundreds of new animations have been added to bring the players and goalkeepers to life – but it doesn't stop there. New features such as Real Touch and Precise Pass see huge benefit, giving a vast array of movements when trapping and passing the ball.
A set of new screens have also been released focusing on a few different elements. The first looks at the first touch of the ball, followed by natural movement, and finishing with a screen of the visuals of the game:

The first premier of the game will takes place between today and tomorrow at the competition being held in Milan. More will be revealed at this year's E3 being held in Los Angeles on June 14th. PES 2017 is currently without a specified release date but will be making its way to the Xbox One.
Ashley Woodcock
Written by Ashley Woodcock
Assistant News Manager for TrueAchievements and member of the Newshounds team since 2010. Lover of completions, tough achievements, shooters, action, adventure and racing titles, hip-hop, Wu-Tang, NBA, and my Scooby. I can be found working on the never-ending backlog which you can see my progress on via my TA blog.