PES 2016 released back in September to once again great reviews for the Konami published series. There have certainly been some changes going on at Konami and while it was said PES wouldn’t be affected, it’s sounding like that might not quite be the case.
The classification of a game by a ratings board is often how many games leak, and it appears we may have gotten one more with what seems to be called PES 2016 Free to Play.
This leak comes courtesy of the official Australian Classification website, which has a brand new listing for PES 2016 Free to Play. This page says that the date of classification was just yesterday, November 19, so it is very new.
It has Konami as the publisher of course, and while this could be a mistaken listing, I have a bad feeling it is real based on Konami’s recent efforts.
Everyone knows by now how Konami forced microtransactions into Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, so why not take it to another level with their popular soccer franchise?
Obviously, this may be a good way to let people try out the game and then eventually buy the full version, but the scarier part would be if they got rid of the paid version entirely and moved towards a free to play model fully for the next game.
With PES 2016 Free to Play just being classified, it might be a little awhile before we hear official news, so stay tuned for any details on that as soon as we hear it.