Developer for the franchise, Konami, is partnering with the official UEFA Euro reps to allow full access to all the team rosters, logos and other aesthetics. This will allow the teams to become much more fleshed out and be more faithful recreations for the sake of fans. And for those of you confused about that new name, Konami explained it as part of a push to develop eSports for their game.
Guy Laurent-Epstein, marketing director of UEFA Events SA, said, “We are very pleased to continue and extend our working partnership with Konami. UEFA Euro 2020 provides an opportunity to build an even closer working relationship, allowing us to activate it in new and exciting ways, and to engage with our mutual fans around the world.”
The announcement comes as PES fans look between this game and FIFA 20 to decide which sports title they’ll drop their money on. And with this partnership between Konami and UEFA Euro 2020, the roster of available teams is about to explode. More than 50 national football associations will be included in PES 2020 at launch thanks to this partnership, giving gamers quite the choice in terms of teams.
This commitment to realism and fan service is something being echoed by Jonas Lygaard, Konami’s senior director of brand and business development, “Our teams have pulled out all the stops to secure the biggest and best licenses possible for eFootball PES 2020; quality licenses that match the level we set each year when it comes to gameplay. The partnership with UEFA and the Euro 2020 tournament is a big win for our community and new users who look for fresh content throughout the year.”
PES 2020 will launch on 10 September for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.