Konami acknowledges eFootball’s “incompletion” and says it’s taking fan suggestions “very seriously”

“We now possess prioritised improvements in step with the suggestions we got.”

Konami has recognised that “a pair of components” contributed to eFootball’s disasterous originate last 12 months, nonetheless says it has “prioritised improvements and corrections in step with the suggestions and opinions we got”.

As Tom summarised for us earlier this week, eFootball – the brand new title for PES – arrived in a disastrous negate dull last 12 months, even supposing Konami warned avid gamers it would possibly perhaps perhaps presumably presumably well are obtainable in extraordinarily diminutive invent linked to a demo.

Now, nonetheless, the beleaguered publisher has acknowledged the “incompletion” of the sport to our sister plight VGC, pointing the finger to several components it believes contributed to the sport’s dreadful reception on liberate.

“It’s hard to existing one deciding ingredient,” a spokesperson acknowledged. “The incompletion of the sport came as a outcomes of a pair of components including the transition to a brand new soccer sport engine, the give a make a selection to of subsequent generation consoles similar to PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, the alternate of play vogue to free to play and furthermore, we tried to bring new eFootball 2022 for avid gamers as soon as that you simply would possibly perhaps presumably presumably well keep in mind.

“Resultantly, the sport got harsh suggestions about the everyday. Since eFootball’s originate motivate in September, nonetheless, now we possess prioritised improvements and corrections in step with the suggestions and opinions we got.

“We are taking the opinions of our avid gamers very seriously. Since the liberate last September, now we possess prioritised improvements and corrections in step with the suggestions and opinions we got,” the assertion concludes. “We are able to proceed to work on the sport’s development and as for all time, the player’s valued suggestions is draw most standard.”

Asked why the developer chose now to now not thrust motivate the liberate till the sport was ready, Konami acknowledged it “didn’t possess any plans to postpone the liberate because we indirectly had a solid desire to bring the brand new eFootball 2022 sport to users as soon as that you simply would possibly perhaps presumably presumably well keep in mind” and was alive to to liberate in “parallel with the start up of the European soccer season”.

Earlier this week, we realized Konami will strive to salvage its struggling eFootball 2022 with the sport’s long-awaited v1.0.0 patch – which was in the start draw to come soon after originate last November.

Konami insisted the sport would evolve over time, nonetheless avid gamers had been left ready months for this v1.0.0 change to come. For the time being, eFootball’s mobile walk-off was postponed, and the sport’s controversial premium player pack was pulled from sale.