Wednesday 21 August 2019

A free-to-play Pro Evo has been rated in Australia

PES 2016
PES 2016

Emma Clark

Is Konami about to scrap the upfront cost of Pro Evolution Soccer as part of a release titled Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 Free To Play?

Is Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 about to go free-to-play? The Australian Classification Board has listed a title by the name of Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 Free To Play that seems to point to a second version of PES 2016 that costs nothing upfront.

The listing results in more questions than answers though. There are no platforms specified, so it’s unclear if it’s a mobile only title, for PC, or whether it’ll reach consoles too.

As it is, Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 tests the waters with microtransactions in its MyClub mode. This is essentially the equivalent of FIFA’s Ultimate Team. Perhaps a free to play title will focus on this mode.

PES 2016 was released on consoles and PC in September. Konami is to release a squad patch in December, which will add the Maracana stadium, more faces, new national team kits, club teams, and more. Konami recently revealed that it will release Euro 2016 content for free.

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