Over the years, Konami has brought eFootball PES to mobile with new updates adding in new content and features each year. eFootball PES 2021 (Free) brought in the updated team, player, and manager data as of September 2020 to the mobile game with visual enhancements, new music, and more. Today, Konami announced that its PES series is now a full free to play game platform titled eFootball set for release beginning this Autumn on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC. iOS and Android versions will follow soon after with controller support. All platforms will have cross play by Winter this year including mobile. This new eFootball game has been built on Unreal Engine 4 with no yearly paid releases coming. Konami told IGN that the game has been built for consoles but will scale across the board thanks to Unreal Engine. There will be yearly updates for new seasons though and the ability to buy game modes as DLC. Watch the eFootball reveal trailer below:
eFootball‘s launch is planned to include 9 clubs, exhibition matches, with new modes and content available as DLC. The current roadmap pictured below shows how the game will first have PS4 and PS5, and Xbox platform cross family play first. Autumn will see PC and consoles get cross play while all platforms including mobile will have cross play with each other by Winter. Mobile devices with controllers can cross play with others. Details on the eFootball Android and iOS release date will be announced in the near futurwe. In terms of game modes, a Team Building Mode, Online Leagues, esports tournaments, and more are planned. Check out the official website here.
This is definitely a big and interesting change. I’m interested to see how it plays out because the competition is a $70 game on PS5 and Xbox Series X while eFootball is now free to play with cross play coming for everything including current and last generation systems, PC, and mobile. Ahead of the eFootball release, you can check out the currently available eFootball PES 2021 worldwide on iOS and Android. Check it out on the App Store for iOS here and on Google Play for Android here. What do you think of eFootball being free to play on everything including PC, mobile, and consoles?