IGN has shared a video showing the first gameplay footage from Konami’s upcoming soccer game, eFootball PES 2020. eFootball PES 2020 will feature a new dribbling technique (called finesse dribble), upgraded trapping mechanics, context-sensitive kick accuracy, more realistic defence, improved ball physics, as well as new skills and abilities.
As Konami noted, in PES 2020, expert opinion has been employed wherever possible to ensure that every action made on the pitch stands up to the scrutiny of even the most discerning of football fans.
PES 2020 promises to also introduce a multitude of visual improvements to enhance your experience in matches and menus alike. Players will experience stadiums recreated in stunning fidelity using high performance 3D scanning technology, spectators in the stands reacting with jaw-dropping realism to the highs and lows of each match, as well as dynamic lighting systems that affect the angle of shadows cast on the pitch as time elapses during play.
The game will feature an enhanced lighting engine, improved player models, realistic custscenes and replays, as well as enhanced turf rendering.
Now I don’t want to be harsh on the company, but despite all of the aforementioned features that were mentioned in the press release, I strongly suggest paying attention to the goal at “9:00.” Konami claims that the AI will be better, however the AI defender (top/right, you will immediately understand the one we are referring) was as dumb as he could get. Seriously, he just runs and instead of controlling the ball or attempting to steal it, he lets the opponent shoot. This “AI dumbness” (or AI cheat if you will) is one of the things that frustrated a lot of soccer fans in both Konami’s and EA Sports’ soccer games, and from the looks of it things are not going to change in PES 2020.
Enjoy (gameplay footage starts at 5:55)!