New details on Konami’s latest
PES 2019 is all about embracing the ‘power of football’. Konami failed to explain what this means exactly, but we have to assume it means that PES is further leaning into its simulation of the beautiful game. A game of football in PES 2019 is all about leveraging individual player skills, traits and positioning to create what Konami calls ‘Magic Moments’ across the pitch.
Konami knows what players love about PES. The shooting mechanics are being tweaked to better account for ball physics, player and ball position, individual player skills and shot styles. Konami is also bringing ‘Visible Fatigue’ to the game, a new mechanic that works behindthe-scenes to impact player performance and behaviour the harder you push them.
PES has always threatened to take the fight to its closest rival and Konami is overhauling large portions of myclub and Master League; myclub is receiving a new player card design system, completely changing the way players build out their squads, while Master League will receive a new transfer and negotiation system as well as an improved UX design.
Konami is overhauling its interface and menu design, which should make navigating the game more intuitive, while PES 2019 will also introduce 4K HDR support across all platforms to help show off its integration of real-time global illumination, improving everything from lighting to crisper crowd detail, realistic grass textures and weather effects.