“Sir, it’s dangerous information. FIFA continues to outsell us, and it’s making actually billions in microtransactions from Final Staff”, somebody at Konami presumably stated to their boss, a while in 2020. “We have to reply.”
“Nice. Change the title of our beloved long-running PES franchise to one thing utterly generic, then launch it at no cost, with only a handful of groups and no actual modes to talk of.”
“That can be all, fictional Konami worker.”
And so eFootball was born. It’s arduous to think about a greater technique to alienate its total fanbase, even when it had been renamed ‘We Hate You Soccer 2021’ and featured a mode that merely punched you within the face by means of your TV. That will even have been fairly progressive.
The nice irony was that the soccer itself in eFootball was, and is, fairly good. It’s simply that they apparently forgot to make a sport round that nice soccer, and that’s why it finds itself being roasted on this record.
Take the robust on-pitch parts, and put them within the previous basic modes that followers have been asking for: Grasp League. Turn into a Legend. The previous was confirmed to launch in 2023… However we’re quickly operating out of 2023 now, so don’t maintain your breath.