(Mirror Daily, United States) – Soccer (or football) fans will be faced with an opportunity, as PlayStation will be offering free-to-play PES 2016 in the last month of the year, though it’s admittedly limited. Regardless, gamers will be receiving a version of ‘Pro Evolution Soccer 2016’ for both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 consoles.
It also could be the chance to witness a historic moment in gaming. It’s believed that it will be the last game to come out of game-developer Konami. Instead, it has been suggested that the company will focus entirely on mobile gaming. This is in spite of ‘Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain’s success.
The soccer-simulator might just be the last console videogame to arrive from the Japanese company.
Described as an “entry level” edition, the free version of PES 2016 that will be available for PlayStation users is essentially just a little above a demo. Players will have access to only seven teams, including clubs such as AS Roma, Juventus, Bayern Munich, or national teams such as Brazil and France. So, there’s limitation on how many match ups you can test. However, it’s still free.
The version will also include Training, and Exhibition Mode, along with access to MyClub. It will allow them to swap, purchase players, and make their own teams. This will be done through MyClub Coins, possibly through microtransactions. It should be a nice way to test out the soccer simulator, in spite of the limitations.
It will offer an “overview of the game’s stunning levels of control”, and will actually receive any future updates as the original game. This will include roster changes for the available teams throughout the entire season.
PES 2016 officially launched a few months ago for all platforms, and was met with great reviews since September. The free version will be released on December 8th, for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 exclusively. There has been no word on whether Xbox or the PC will be getting their free sampling of the praised soccer simulator.
It’s expected to be Konami’s last console game ever, fueled by the conflicts between Konami and famous game designer Hideo Kojima. The departure was disappointing for many of Kojima’s fans, who have also noted that his name was removed from the ‘Metal Gear Solid V’ packaging. Konami also cancelled the highly-anticipated ‘Silent Hill’, and shut down Kojima Productions.
It may be one of the reasons why the Japanese company is now aiming at focusing on mobile gaming.
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