Plenty of football fans around the world are gearing up for the imminent release of PES 2020, the latest in Konami's longrunning sports series.
Shacknews was able to catch up with Lennart Bobzien, European Brand Manager for Pro Evolution Soccer at Konami Digital Entertainment, to get the inside scoop on everything that's been changed. According to Bobzien, the game has been given a rather significant overhaul.
"This year we added I think the biggest amount of content we have added for the last couple of years," Bobzien said. "We've added a complete new presentation, [which] means that the user interface, the in-game menus, are [all] completely new and fresh. We've [also] introduced a new preset camera angle which gives more like a TV broadcast feel."
The changes offered in PES 2020 are more than just cosmetic, too. In our interview, Bobzien detailed how the team brought on a high-profile athlete to help the game feel and play as releastically as possible.
"We worked very closely with Andres Iniesta, former Barcelona player now playing in Tokyo," Bozien said. "[He] spent loads of hours with our development team and gave them feedback in terms of the gameplay which you can literally feel later on when you're playing the game. The ball behavior is more realistic, the animations are more fluid, [and] we've added new animations, not only for the attacking side but also for the defending side, which you will see when players are blocking shots."
PES 2020 will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam on September 10, 2019. For more great developer interviews and video coverage of the games industry's hottest conventions, be sure to check out Shacknews and GamerHubTV on YouTube.