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Here’s What eFootball Will Have When It Arrives Later This Month


Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer successor, eFootball, is arriving later this month and now we know what to expect from it.

We didn’t say “releasing” because by all accounts this isn’t eFootball’s full version but, as we already knew, a feature limited demo. It does help that it’s free, so you’re not paying for what amounts to Early Access, but it looks like it’ll be a while before it’ll have anywhere near the functionality of PES.

Here’s a summary of what you’ll be getting if you dive into eFootball this September 30th.

  • Offline play; you’ll be able to play against a friend, or the AI, on one console.
  • Online play; you’ll be able to play online, with cross-platform play, and there’ll be weekly online events.
  • Nine playable clubs; FC Bayern München, Juventus, Manchester United, Arsenal FC, SC Corinthians Paulista, CR Flamengo, CA River Plate, São Paulo FC.
  • Six stadiums to play in;Camp Nou, Old Trafford, Allianz Stadium, Emirates Stadium, Allianz Arena, eFootball Stadium

That’s it for the September 2021 release. It’s pretty bare bones but, assuming the actual match mechanics aren’t dire, there should be fun to be had. More content is coming next year, however. You can find the full details here, but there’ll be new match modes, advance ball trapping in matches, and more.

eFootball’s base version is free but Konami have said they may charge for specific features so you may have to fork out your hard earned cash if you want to get something approaching PES 2020.

eFootball is arriving this September 30th on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Window 10 and PC via Steam. It’ll be released for Android and iOS devices some time next year.

Weekend Editor // Chris has been gaming since the days of the Acorn Electron, which was allegedly purchased to 'help him with his homework'. You can probably guess how well that went. He’ll tackle most genres – football titles aside – though he has a taste for games that that are post-apocalyptic, horror-oriented or thought provoking in nature.