At the end of the year, Konami will obviously offer players its vision of virtual football, with a new PES 2022. A few days ago, the magazine Play was able to discuss with the producer of the series, Seitaro Kimura, who did not hide his admiration for the power of the PS5.
Towards a “photorealistic” PES 2022?
“The performance of the PS5 is incredible and while benefiting from it, we have taken on many challenges and feel that we are gradually approaching the next stage.”He explains. Nevertheless, for this same Seitaro Kimura, it will be difficult to reach the next level, the latter being in search of the “photorealism”Ultimate, that is to say an exact transcription, in the game, of what reality offers us. Of course, if the interview concerns the PS5, it goes without saying that this long-dreamed of photorealism could also be achieved on Xbox Series X. No jealousy.
Remember that in 2020, Konami was content to offer an “Update” version of its football game, instead of a real new opus. In 2022, the PES saga will experience a small revolution, since the game abandons the Fox Engine graphics engine, to switch to the Unreal Engine.
At present, Konami has not formalized this new PES 2022, but there is no doubt that the publisher should take advantage of the “E3 / Summer Game Fest” madness next week to deliver a first trailer, or even a first sequence of gameplay of this new PES. The producer of the saga did not hide his enthusiasm for the Unreal Engine, indicating that the latter allowed “improve the production speed and skills of individual designers, and enjoy many other benefits.”
It remains to be seen whether Konami will finally succeed in restoring the image of its PES saga, which chained the cult games on PlayStation and then on PS2, before gradually sinking into indifference, facing a FIFA which, on the contrary, regained its superb over the years. To see now if this new PES 2022 will pass the future FIFA 2022 for a Ligue 2 title.