eFootball’s next update will be available on June 2 with an official mobile version launching the same day.
Announced on Konami’s Twitter (below), version 1.1.0 will be the first update released for eFootball since its official launch in April.
Though Konami is still being vague on what’s included, it did say the update will improve the win/loss decision-making in online matches, enhance server capacity, and set the foundations for compatibility between the console and new mobile versions of eFootball, among other things to be announced later.
— KONAMI UK (@KONAMIUK) May 19, 2022
The mobile game will be a re-launched version of eFootball PES 2021, now fitted with the full eFootball branding and compatibility with the new game.
Konami again said more details would follow soon, including which features and players will carry over from last year’s game to the new version, and did make clear that support on some devices would be cancelled “due to changes in the required operating environment”.
The April 1.0.0 update to eFootball that marked the game’s full launch added a Dream Team mode and extensive gameplay changes, but still lacked several beloved PES modes including Master League, Team Play, Co-Op, Match Lobby, and Edit.
The update was the development team’s attempt to “regain the trust” of players after a pretty disastrous pre-release version launched in October (that IGN said was awful).
The official release didn’t improve a lot, however, as in our 4/10 review, IGN said: “Yes, at least eFootball 2022 does now have a fully-fledged mode to take it past the point of being a demo, but it’s still lacking so much more than you’d expect from a 1.0 version of a game.”
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who occasionally remembers to tweet @thelastdinsdale. He’ll talk about The Witcher all day.