eFootball is a free-to-play football simulation game developed and published by Konami.
It is a continuation of the Pro Evolution Soccer series, but drops that branding and adopts a free-to-play live service model.
More playable teams will also be added to the free-to-play title by the end of the year, but they will arrive as paid DLC.
"Since the release last September, we have prioritised improvements and corrections based on the feedback and opinions we received," the company says.
The massive update introduces new commands for defending, improves passing and pass speed, adds more shot variations, and much more.
Konami's disastrous eFootball has emerged as the worst-rated game of 2021, according to review aggregator website Metacritic.
Konami also announces the cancellation of Premium Player Packs for the game. Those who purchased it will be automatically refunded.
The patch, which was previously delayed, will be going live in a couple of days in an attempt to begin quashing the troubled game's many bugs.
Konami's football game launched in rough shape, but the patch that was supposed to begin its recover has now been pushed back.
The football sim is currently the lowest rated game on Steam, with everything from its bevy of bugs to gameplay issues drawing heavy criticism.
Minimum and recommended system requirements for eFootball on PC are both quite modest.
Konami's free-to-play football title will launch with 9 teams, 6 stadiums, offline matches, and weekly online events, with more updates coming in autumn.
There will be no microtransactions at launch, teams and modes will be limited, while Master League will be added as premium DLC later on.
Controls are also seeing changes, like sprinting with Right Trigger, and new features like Ball Control, Knock-On, Match-up and more.
Konami's flagship sports series is undergoing a number of changes with free yearly updates, Match Passes and cross-platfom play.
A new report suggests that Konami is going to shake things up for its football series in a significant way, primarily by adopting a free-to-play model.
Konami's New Football Game open beta will be live across console storefronts starting 24th June 00:00 UTC up until 8th July 00:00 UTC.
It seems this will see the end of the Fox Engine.