PES 2014 skipping Xbox One and PlayStation 4

This year's installment of Konami's soccer simulation will be released on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, and PSP.

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This year's installment of Konami's soccer simulation PES won't be seeing a release on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, the publisher has confirmed.

Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 won't be seeing a release on the Vita or 3DS, either. The game will be available later this year for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, and PSP.

This year Konami says it will be making PES using Kojima Productions' Fox engine, the same technology behind Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

Konami says PES 2014 will feature six main tenets, revolving primarily around what Konami calls its TrueBall technology. Konami says TrueBall features advanced physics that allow the player to trap or knock on a pass using the analogue stick.

PES 2014 will also feature Konami's Motion Animation Stability System, which claims to simulate the "bodily contact" between multiple players. There's also Heart, which allows teammates to rally together to boost the morale of flagging individuals. "One moment of individual brilliance can produce a galvanising effect on teammates," says Konami.

"The cauldron effect of a vibrant stadium will showcase the mood of the fans, with all-new sound effects combining with stunning AI systems to create a palpable match day atmosphere," Konami added.

PES European community manager Adam Bhatti took to Twitter following the game's announcement to explain Konami's decision not to bring PES 2014 to next-gen platforms. "Not in the business for highres nextgen ports," he wrote. "We can't and shouldn't do that. Bad habit etc."

"So the fact we're not on PS4/Xbone with PES 2014 is simple. We can't and shouldn't be just using higher quality textures etc." Bhatti said that a next-gen version of a title "should be new."

"In the past people accused us of being lazy," added Bhatti. "We're adamant of not making the same mistakes, and making sure we create amazing football games."

"It's hardly amazing making the nextgen version prettier. We shouldn't have that mentality, and you shouldn't expect that. Aim higher."

"I'm a gamer like u, can't wait for nextgen, so I feel your pain. But once u see #PES2014 in action, that pain will disappear. It's stunning," concluded Bhatti.

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93 comments
emarati999
emarati999

i hope the new Pes will fix the mistakes of the refry the are lots of falouse the the refry dosn't count and sometime he is chosing a side in the match Koname has to fix the weekness of the gaol keep and i reallly hope that the will add new stiums and neww updates and add on for the game and i really wish if i can make my own studim that will be a change

so i hope the new Pes will be better and up t othe stander of the gamers

DaddeyG
DaddeyG

RIP Gamefly, RIP RedBox Games etc... God forbid you don't make thousands of dollars a month enough to buy every new game.

jmc88888
jmc88888

Who didn't know that the PS4/One/Wii U would miss new games? It was obvious, just like in previous console releases that the first couple of years would show the some devs would keep making for previous platforms until the install base was big enough to justify making a more advanced game. 

Remember people when you make a game on a new console you are increasing your developement costs, while decreasing the total amount that is possible to be sold.

So if I throw out rough figures of say $50 million in cost to sell to say two consoles that have each sold say 90 million or so units is much more lucrative then to sell a game that took more than $50 million (maybe $60 or $70 million) to then try to sell that on say the PS4/One/Wii U, who all totaled between the three probably will have less then 10 million units sold by the end of the year.

In other words, expect more to follow suit, which is nothing new, same thing happened to games not being on the 360/PS3 and those systems turned out fine.

chechak7
chechak7

"it will be making PES using Kojima Productions' Fox engine" can i play with sold snake :D

with the sound track and question mark  on enemy players  :P

Metronoid
Metronoid

So the simple way now to say xbox one is xbone.

Metronoid
Metronoid

PES > FIFA , first is more complete in world championships and then the players have individuality not like Fifa and they re all like.

jookiyaya
jookiyaya

aha FIFA will come out on top now. ^_^

DrKill09
DrKill09

Nobody likes soccer.  It's for pansies and little girls. 

SIDEFX1
SIDEFX1

It makes sense since the PS3 and 360 user base in sale safe. 

naryanrobinson
naryanrobinson

Hey Martin, are you absolutely sure you meant PSP and not Vita?

I don't actually know but I'm just checking.

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

Given that Xbox 360 and PS3 have 77Million and 75 Million consoles out in the world makes sense to release this game for these consoles. Instead of Xbox one and PS4. The PSP has also sold 77 million worldwide. So if a portable edition is going to be relased this it the portable to do it. PSvita just has 4.5 million in conparision.

Imatyta
Imatyta

Bad move Konami. I will be buying FIFA then.

daviz88
daviz88

its not coming out for vita but for psp ? that doesn't make sense.

daabulls23
daabulls23

It's probably for the best in the long run. Their transition from last gen to current gen was a little rough, so taking the time to get it right for next gen sounds like a good plan.

oajlu
oajlu

how many PS4 and Xbox one they can sell by the end of this end? and how many users are going to buy this soccer game? if you do math, you can easily tell why they don't want to make those version yet. 

St0Ne4Ge
St0Ne4Ge

Sounds like a mistake, this game is going to look even worse compared to FIFA on the new consoles. 

ioriaddison
ioriaddison

It is ok if there is a breakthrough PES2015? I suppose.

KillzoneSnake
KillzoneSnake

Bhatti is a lier. He hyped all PES games on current gen! He hyped so many fails year after year. PES 14 not on next gen xD i hope they enjoy lower sales.

chemicalegypt
chemicalegypt

i want this great franchise to make a comeback but by looking at the screenshots they just rendered players model from 2013...only new thing they've added is the ''fox engine'' which again in screenshot doesn't look anywhere near to what was shown in the phantom pain. 

The only new thing is the engine...the rest ball physics, heart and other BS are just minor tweaks. I cant believe the pes team are trying to kill the franchise by their laziness. i mean they used the same engine for 2 generation of consoles. Im never buying a PES again until its something revolutionary. 

amaneuvering
amaneuvering

Wow!

The Wii U is clearly so unimportant to the Gamespot crew that it doesn't even warrant a mention in this article at all.

Is it supported? Is it not? Does it even exist?

There's just something insidious going on here when a mainstream next-gen console isn't even mentioned in an article from a mainstream site that covers the release or non-release of the game on every other console.

Something is very wrong here.

sephirothsfan02
sephirothsfan02

It still looks like shit, I feel sorry for these guys, they seem like they`re trying to deliever but just can`t, sort of like when Fifa was utter crap

GuiltySpartan1
GuiltySpartan1

Not surprising, they will already have Fifa 14. 

kevinarraptorrr
kevinarraptorrr

Ah PSP.. you are one immortal sonofabitch!! I'm glad I havent sold you when I had the chance. Although with a PES portable, I wouldn't mind playing it on the Vita instead.. what with it's back to back touch tech they could get creative with it!

natalieyan
natalieyan

even GT6 is a PS3 game, big deal...

Username_kun
Username_kun

its really not a big deal, i kinda like the fact that they arent making next gen 

Mo60
Mo60

@jookiyaya aha and PES 2014 will come out with Fox engine.Do you know what Fox engine is?
Ask Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and it will answer you.

mnc221
mnc221

@DrKill09 that's why it's the world's most popular and played sport.

RealFabioSooner
RealFabioSooner

@naryanrobinsonLook the comment below. The PSP has about the same install base as the Xbox 360 and the PS3.

Also, it's popular on the two biggest markets for PES in the last couple years or so: Japan and Latin America. 

It makes perfect sense when you know these facts. I wouldn't imagine Konami would take this decision without some hard sales numbers to back it up. I'm sure they're doing this because the PSP ports are selling better than the 3DS and DS ones.


I also wouldn't want a mere hi-res port of it to the Vita. They actually tried it with the 3DS, which is just the same game witha few compromises and 3D visuals stacked on top. It's nice to have the 3D perspective depending on the camera you're using, and it's impressive that they could cram most of the game on a portable, but that's not enough to sell it on shiny new hardware. The PSP version will surely be stripped down, but will cost way less and sell more.

Zodiax27
Zodiax27

@daabulls23 Or they can work harder and release it for next gen as well... Unless it is a money issue.

RealFabioSooner
RealFabioSooner

@daabulls23 Exactly, the way they handled the transition was what killed them this gen. Now that they're finally getting their footing back (at least in terms of critical reception - in sales it never lost so badly to Fifa as they do now), it'd be suicide to do lazy ports. Heck, the 3DS versions have already been accused of this.

barrica
barrica

@St0Ne4Ge Seriously, theres no need for that. Pes always had better graphics than fifa. Fifa always looked generic to me. I put my hand on fire for that, Kojima is the man, he made an Engine, nuff said while the Fifa engine looks like an update more than a new fresh software, and im telling you this from what i saw on the XSHIT reveal.

WhiteStormy
WhiteStormy

@St0Ne4Ge If history has shown anything, it's that Konami is no stranger to making mistakes by putting all of their eggs in the MGS basket.  As a result, they've let ALL of their other franchises either fall behind in quality or disappear completely.

I miss Suikoden... :(

trdrstv
trdrstv

@amaneuvering To be fair if they included the Wii U, they'd have to add something like "ZOMG another game not coming to the Wii U, CLEARLY it's DOOMED!"  

acelogan1989
acelogan1989

@Mo60 since when socccer games become graphics centric . both games are good , i like gameplay and control on PES , fifa are little awkward for me . the only good thing about fifa is the licenses , they have complete teams , players , stadiums , tournaments.. . .. 

Mo60
Mo60

@acelogan1989 @Mo60 Yeah,i agree with you and you can add also that PES generally have a special soul that never ever found or exist in Fifa generally.  

DARKKNIGHTPRABZ
DARKKNIGHTPRABZ

@sephirothsfan02 @DARKKNIGHTPRABZ  

from the pic of the players entering the field and the santos players.. i might just say no .. 

its doesant look robotic , and its already confirmed by edge magazine that the animations are currently better than fifa 13. That destroys any notion  of PES being robotic.