PES 2021 announces the closure of its multiplayer servers

The eFootball PES 2021 Season Update confirms the end of its multiplayer servers. Konami confirms that it will close the ability to play against other players online on August 25 at 04:00 (CEST). From then on, all myClub coins and GP points will be invalidated.

The company appreciates the “loyal and continued support” of its community during the commercial phase of the game. The shutdown of the servers will take place almost two years after its launch. Konami is encouraging players to download eFootball 2022, the current edition of its football franchise.

The end of an era

But the shutdown of the PES 2021 servers means more than just the loss of functionality: it’s the end of Pro Evolution Soccer as a brand. The Japanese firm has decided to adopt eFootball as its official name since the change of business model in 2021. Since the confirmation, we all leave behind a name that is above all part of video games in our country.

PES 2021 also has the distinction of being the last football video game where Leo Messi wore the Barça jersey. Indeed, eFootball has confirmed itself by dressing the Argentinian crack of Blaugrana, already transferred to Unreal Engine, the graphics engine it uses at the moment.

“As the industry faces a new generation of consoles, we believe this is the perfect time to share our plans for the future of the PES saga,” they said in a statement when they revealed. “To that end, we are delighted to announce that we are working hard on our next generation of footballing titles, which has been set as our goal. »

Nearly two years after that, the game’s situation is different from its original plans. The release of version 1.0 leaves us with an improved version, but with the potential for further progress. And it’s still missing key modes for the Konami experience, like the Master League.

Source: Konami

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