Bad new for those of you waiting for fixes (and content) to come to eFootball 2022: the game’s first patch has been delayed.
Version 0.9.1 of eFootball 2022 was scheduled to land next week, on 28th October. But in a statement published by Konami on Twitter today, the patch has now been delayed until “early November”. So it could be a wait of an extra few days, or a couple of weeks.
It’s a vague timeline for a vague patch; exactly what version 0.9.1 will fix or add to the game has never explicitly been discussed. An update in early October simply stated that Konami would “update you with more details as [they] move forwards as well as address your feedback and requests in future updates”. Prior to that, Konami did acknowledge “issues with cut-scenes, facial expressions, movements of players and the behaviour of the ball” so it’s reasonable to assume that this upcoming patch would address at least some of those problems.
The announcement of eFootball 2022′s patch delay reads as follows:
“Thank you very much for playing eFootball 2022.
We would like to inform all users that we have decided to delay the release of version 0.9.1 to early November. We sincerely apologise for the delay and the inconvenience caused. Our hope is that the additional time taken will allow us to ensure the experience is improved for all of our users.
We will announce the date and details of the fixes as soon as they are confirmed. In the meantime, we will continue to work on improving the game and look forward to working with you on eFootball 2022. Thank you for your patience.”
This has been one of the most bizarre game “launches” – if we can even call it that – in some time. But maybe one day, eFootball 2022 will begin to feel like a full and finished game. That day is not today, but hopefully in early November it’ll be one step closer.