In September 2021, Konami released eFootball 2022, which quickly became one of the worst game launches of all time. On its launch day, the game had Overwhelmingly Negative Reviews on Steam. After this awful launch, Konami apologized and promised to fix the game via a major update in November 2021. However, the company has just announced that this Update has been delayed until Spring 2022.
As Konami stated:
“We have concluded that more time is needed to deliver the product in the quality that will meet the expectations of our users and have decided to postpone the delivery.”
Update 1.0.0 was going to add new content to the game, including a new mode, as well as support for mobile devices.
Konami also intends to release a new patch for the game later today. As the team noted, Patch 0.9.1 will fix numerous bugs sequentially on each platform.
Lastly, Konami has decided to cancel the pre-order for eFootball 2022 Premium Player Pack. Konami will also refund the payment (following the process defined by the platform’s policies) to those that have pre-ordered it.
And there it is. eFootball 2022’s launch is one of the worst we’ve ever seen. The fact that Konami also waited until the last minute to announce this new delay also feels disingenuous. It’s really sad witnessing how the mighty Pro series has fallen; a soccer series that once upon a time was the best thing soccer fans could have hoped for.