eFootball 2022 – Konami’s Replacement For the Pro Evolution Soccer Series

Konami will launch their replacement for Pro Evolution Soccer series on September 30, with limited features and content initially.

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eFootball 2022

eFootball 2022 is a free-to-play soccer game for fans of the sport, released by Konami as its successor to their Pro Evolution Soccer series and available across PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One platforms. This version allows players to customize their dream team as well as compete globally in events worldwide.

eFootball 2022 offers an improved gameplay experience than ever, with even small movements of the left stick translating directly to action. This makes it much simpler and more satisfying than ever to defeat opposition players, while giving an unprecedented sense of control when looking to beat defenders or make penetrating runs. Even subtle shifts in pace can have dramatic results; slowing down to allow teammates to catch up or speeding up in order to break through defences can have dramatic results.

Still, issues exist – particularly in passing. Passes can often be frustratingly inconsistent; while some may appear perfectly aligned and thread through like threading through an eye of a needle, others might have more of a turning circle more fitting for Euro Truck Simulator.

Konami has taken steps to rectify these issues and improve eFootball 2022’s experience, such as adding the new eFootball World mode – something which should be applauded – but this cannot make up for its absence when promised at launch – hopefully this will come in a later update.

Release Date

Konami’s latest free-to-play football simulation game, initially known as Pro Evolution Soccer 2021 and Winning Eleven 20, is ready for launch six months after an underwhelming launch. Now known as eFootball in order to create a long-term platform that grows over time with updates instead of being limited to an annual premium release cycle.

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On September 30th, eFootball will officially debut and will be available across all platforms: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, iOS and PC. At launch it will include nine teams: Arsenal, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Manchester United, Corinthians Paulista Flamengo and River Plate; however further teams may join with future updates later in 2017.

To download eFootball, first create a KONAMI ID and follow the on-screen instructions to link it with the game. When your profile has been linked successfully with the game, you can start playing immediately – however please be aware of KONAMI ID terms of service and privacy policy which apply when using eFootball (click here for details). Furthermore it is important to remember that as this online multiplayer game requires an internet connection it’s wise to check your local network connection prior to downloading as those without broadband may experience slower performance while using it eFootball


eFootball provides free and premium updates that enhance gameplay beyond its core game, including team customization options, advanced ball trapping techniques and special kicks, mobile controller support and cross-platform matchmaking. In the coming season 1 update, Dream Team mode will allow players to select their favourite players or legends, train them in various techniques, develop their playstyle further, then form their ultimate squad from Europe’s leagues.

KONAMI’s Unreal Engine 4 powers eFootball 2022 and features four times more animations than previous PES titles, the company claims. Gameplay features body feints and intuitive commands while “physical defense” from real football can also be recreated via charging commands that let players throw themselves against defenders to block shots.

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Start playing eFootball by linking your game account with Konami ID using either the in-game 2D barcode or My KONAMI website from any browser. Once linked, you’ll begin earning eFootball Points that can then be spent on in-game items; the inaugural season of content will arrive September 30 for PS4, PS5 Xbox One and the Xbox Series X/S systems.


KONAMI has unveiled the system requirements for Pro Evolution Soccer 2022’s latest iteration, eFootball 2022. According to Steam’s updated page, these specifications require players to have at least 1080p at 60fps graphics settings on a computer capable of running this resolution at 60 frames per second for at least 60 frames per second – this CPU may include Intel Core i5-7600 or AMD Ryzen 5 1600 as well as Nvidia Geforce GTX 1060 or Radeon RX 590 cards along with at least 8GB RAM memory for optimal gameplay experience.

eFootball 2022 will launch as a free-to-play game for PC, PS4, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S on September 30. At launch it will only offer limited teams and modes; however KONAMI plans to add more content as time progresses including Edit Mode on mobile devices for editing games offline with haptic feedback controller support for PS5 controllers and full cross-platform matchmaking support.

System requirements for Pro Evolution Soccer 2022 may be higher than in past years, but the game runs on Unreal Engine 4 which should make scaling easier and increase availability across more systems. This approach makes sense given its free-to-play nature – you can join discussions about eFootball 2022’s PC system requirements on the OC3D Forums.