Games developer Konami has revealed that production of Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 (PES 2013) has recently begun, but offered no information on a solid release date.
While the title rivals that of Electronic Arts’ FIFA franchise, Konami said that PES 2013 will deliver the “most faithful recreation of modern day football to date”.
“This is an exciting time to be part of the PES community, and PES 2013 marks a new level of playability with the return to our key ethos of utter control and freedom,” commented Jon Murphy, European PES Team Leader.
“Football is all about making magic happen with skill and precision, and PES 2013 truly encapsulates this. Fresh faces within the development team and some very exciting ideas will breathe new life into the PES series, and we look forward to showing what we can do in the coming months,” he added.
The developer added a couple of new features to the title, like PES FullControl, Player ID and ProActive AI, which will bolster its position in the market.
“Pro Evolution Soccer introduced the concept of freedom of movement; the new ‘PES Football Control’ in PES 2013 goes further with total freedom over ball control. PES 2013 introduces subtle ways to receive the ball, from traps, gently lifting it past an attacker to run on to or a variety of other moves. The game also offers fully manual passing and for the first time ever manual shooting, allowing users to determine the height and power of each,” they said in a statement.
Charlie Fripp – Consumer Tech editor