Watch PES 14’s producer discuss new features


Pro Evolution Soccer, once the premier name in football games, has largely been superseded by FIFA in terms of tech, features, and probably fun; almost like a microcosm of games in general, with Japanese games falling behind Western ones. Konami wants that to change with PES 14, which now runs on the same engine that’ll be powering the next Metal Gear Solid. 

And while it still doesn’t quite have the licences, it’s got a laundry list of new features that Konami’s hoping will help it compete with FIFA once more. Here’s PES producer Kei Masuda discussing some of those improvements, including anti-cheating measures; management features of Master League; the new HEART system and a heck of a lot more.

“Thinking outside the box on an annual series such as PES is not easy, but the Fox Engine has allowed us to develop such a level of freedom that we are constantly realising ways of making PES 2014 a true representation of football, “ Masuda’s said of the switch to the FOX engine.

“From the moment football fans pick up the controller and experiment with the close control, player movement and get to know how teams work and move, we are confident that they will see a game no longer limited by technology, but capable of growing with them and constantly surprising with the breath-taking quality they have to come to expect from the real thing.”

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Author:Geoffrey Tim

I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.
  • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

    Geoff doing a soccer article???

    • Hammersteyn

      I might as well do a COD review.

      • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

        I can only imagine:

        “CoD 15 review, By Deon Steyn

        This game sux. Don’t buy it



        The end

        • Hammersteyn

          Don’t even get me started on the header image.

          • John Ambitious

            Show us your creativity……

          • Hammersteyn

            Well this would be my first draft…

          • John Ambitious

            Seal of approval unlocked…

      • Trevor Davies

        “It’s the same as the last one.” trollol

    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      It’s football, you heathen. ;)

      • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

        Geez don’t throw your handbag plz.


      • John Ambitious

        Not in SA. Though here it’s Socca or Sokkerrrr

  • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

    Oh man, just had second look at header….WELL DONE Geoff, well done XDXDXD

    • Trevor Davies

      Pez dispenser FTW!

      • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

        Yeah, suddenly I’m interested, becoz PEZ and all

  • OVG

    Is the ball now more round?

    • FoxOneZA – X-Therminator

      It’s edible too…

  • Avithar

    FIFA of PES?

  • Jonah Cash

    What a load of crap!!! Who the hell wants their team to changed their feelings through how I play??? Who thinks up these stupid ideas?!?!? PES you are looking like fools trying to put emotion in a sport game, make me feel the emotion not try and mimic it in my players and the people in the stadium!!! What is going on????

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