FIFA 16 and PES 2016 are set to do battle later in September and while Konami concede there no longer top dog, the developers are now ready to retake the top spot.
The gap is closing between the PES series and EA’s top football franchise, according to Konami and it does look good that this year’s version has been so well received.
The game played like a return to the glory days of the series and the tagline ‘Love The Past, Play The Future’, truly represents this. It is a return to core PES values. It has always had the issue of not having licensing.
However, PES 2016 is the official video game of the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Europa League and UEFA Super Cup and also comes with a completely overhauled Master League and dynamic weather effects.
And Konami say they are now ready to renew the battle for the footballing video game top spot and hope to win it back through having the better presentation and visuals.
“We’re definitely catching up with FIFA,” product manager Adam Bhatti told MCV.
“And we have to be respectful about that. We have to keep closing that gap. In a couple of years we’ll clearly lead again. Fifa 16 xbox coins