Konami has officially announced PES 2017 on its official website today by releasing the first screenshots and features that will be in the final game. The game is expected to be out later this year.
The platforms that PES 2017 will be out on are the PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC. Unlike other video games, Konami is still catering to owners of the aging PS3 and Xbox 360 consoles. The following features and improvements can be seen below.
Real Touch: See how different players control the ball in unique and different ways based on where and how you control them, dictating the flow of the game based on how they react to the unpredictable movement of the ball.
Precise Pass: Combining Real Touch and real ball physics, passing is an art form in PES 2017. Many factors determine the speed and accuracy of the ball. The pass that is made on the best situation and timing will generate a perfect trajectory, creating a great satisfaction when a killer pass is made.
Natural Player Movement: Hundreds of new animations have been added to bring the players and goalkeepers to life – but it doesn’t stop there. New features such as Real Touch and Precise Pass see huge benefit, giving a vast array of movements when trapping and passing the ball.
Goal Keeping: Keepers see a great jump in quality through added motions and animations, creating the most agile keepers in PES history. Attacking moments will be more dramatic than ever, bringing the best feeling of achievement when the goal is scored.
Total Team Control: Users can instantly change the attacking and defending mentality of the team, which can be tweaked and carefully controlled with simple controls, being able to immediately react to the unpredictability of the sport.
Advanced Instructions: Strategies that are quite individually defined such as Tiki-taka and heavy man-mark which is strongly based on team ideology can be set in “Advanced Instructions”, which adds a huge variety in how you plan to win.
Corner Kick Control: Control the defensive strategies on a set piece, such as marking zonal or man-marking. Offensive options are also included such as specific player movement.
Adaptive AI: For the first time in a football game, the AI will learn how you play! Player and team behavior has always been a staple of the PES series and for PES 2017 Adaptive AI will change sports games forever.
Keepers see a great jump in quality through added motions and animations
Authentic Visuals: For PES 2017 the visuals have seen a major upgrade, offering Authentic Visuals thanks to the further incorporation of Fox Engine. Nothing has been left untouched, from the player models, lighting, crowds, pitch and stadiums totally revamped. Never has a game looked so real.
PES 2016 was seen as a return to form for the franchise. PES 2017 should be able to capitalize on the momentum by making it realistic and fun. The PES series is the only major franchise that Konami is still committed to on console and PC platforms as the company now focuses on mobile games.