Soccer fans in Europe might want to rethink their choice of football simulator this year as Konami has just announced an exclusive deal to sign AS Roma to the PES brand.
Konami, publishers of PES across console and PC, has just scored a bit of an exclusive when it comes to soccer sims. While many of you might be busy getting ready to delve into NBA 2K21, fans of the beautiful game might be interested to know about this signing. PES 2021 will be the only console football video game capable of featuring the Italian heavyweights when it launches on September 15th.
For fans of the Italian footballing clubs this means you will get to kick about in the long-time home of AS Roma, Stadio Olimpico, when eFootball PES 2021 launches across PlayStation 4 and Xbox One next year. Accompanying this will also be the AS Roma brand name and official kits. No more naming this club ACDC Roma, or the like.
Jonas Lygaard, Senior Director Brand & Business Development at Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. commented: “We have a long history of championing Italian football through the eFootball PES series and we’re proud and humbled that AS Roma is the latest to join that legacy. This year’s PES 2021 will be the only console video game with a truly authentic recreation of the club, but it’s also just the start of what will be a long and fruitful partnership.”
While PES 2021 will include AS Roma, players who have already invested in PES 2020 can grab the eFootball PES 2021 SEASON UPDATE across PC, via Steam, Playstation 4, and Xbox ONeSeptember 15th with pre-orders now live. You can check out more on PES 2021 and al the other clubs available to play over on the official eFootball PES website now.