Konami announced on June 4 all-new features and game details for the upcoming release of “Pro Evolution Soccer 2014.” Making use of the Fox Engine – same engine as “Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain” – “PES 2014” has been worked on for the last four years.
The PES Production team has created an entirely new system behind “Pro Evolution Soccer 2014” as the series will now have amazing graphics courtesy of Kojima Productions’ Fox Engine. The enhanced visuals will help recreate the excitement of a soccer match.
New PES 2014 Features:
- TrueBall Tech: For the first time in a football simulation, PES 2014 will centre everything on the ball: how it moves, and how players use it. Physics of the ball, stature of the player, speed and height of the pass,… everything will be taken into account to recreate the most realistic football experience on a home system.
- Motion Animation Stability System (M.A.S.S.): The players will also be an important part of the game with M.A.S.S. that will increase the realism of physical contacts between players, tackles and decisions taken on the pitch by the AI to have more open games while playing PES.
- Heart: Football is all about emotions and the support of the fans will now have an influence on the performance of the team, cheering and acting as the “twelfth man”. On the pitch, the performance of an individual player, good or bad, will also have an effect on the team, giving them a moral boost if he has a moment of individual brilliance; or forcing his teammates to support him if he is not doing well.
- PES ID: Introduced in PES 2013, the Player ID system recreated faithfully the movements and skills of about 50 star players. In PES 2014, that number will increase greatly and will also apply to complete squads to replicate a team’s playing style.
- Team Play: With the new Combination Plan, our users will be able set up a variety of different tactics in key areas of the pitch using three or more players. These players will make very different runs to exploit holes in the defence or midfield, using the flanks, curved runs, or overlapping play to make themselves available.
- The Core: One of the biggest changes will be visual thanks to the new engine. Movements of the players, details of the kits, facial expression, stadiums,… everything will imitate reality. The flow of the match will also be improved with no more cut scenes after specific events. Finally, our fans will see changes concerning free kicks and penalties with more reaction from the defence and a more natural feeling.
Though there are many new features to be excited for, those hoping to get “Pro Evolution Soccer 2014” on a next-gen console or handheld will be disappointed. Konami announced today that “PES 2014” will not see released on PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, PS Vita, or Nintendo 3DS. “Pro Evolution Soccer 2014” will only see release on PS3, Xbox 360, and PSP.
As to why the title won’t see release on Xbox One, PS4, and Wii U, European PES community manager Adam Bhatti told MCVUK that it is because they don’t want to do high-res ports. Instead, they would rather make everything new to take advantage of the next-gen hardware.
“[We’re] not in the business for high-res next-gen ports. We can’t and shouldn’t do that. Bad habit etc,” he stated. “So the fact we’re not on PS4/Xbone with PES 2014 is simple. We can’t and shouldn’t be just using higher quality textures etc should be new.”
When discussing the PS Vita and 3DS version, it was simply because the PS Vita install base is small, meanwhile no one bought “PES 2013” on Nintendo 3DS.