Konami Digital Entertainment has announced that Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 will be releasing this year on PSP, PC, Xbox 360 and PS3, and feature a whole range of changes, besides being the first game in the series to be developed using Kojima Productions’ FOX Engine (also powering Metal Gear Solid V).
Some of those new systems include PES ID for realistically identifying players (with twice as many real-world animations and mannerisms for players as PES 2013); Team Play for tactics among members; the Motion Animation Stability System or M.A.S.S.; True Ball Tech; and new mental attributes for each player that can be affected, also known as Heart.
Creative Producer Kei Masuda stated that, “Thinking outside the box on an annual series such as PES is not easy, but the Fox Engine has allowed us to develop such a level of freedom that we are constantly realising ways of making PES 2014 a true representation of football.
“From the moment football fans pick up the controller and experiment with the close control, player movement and get to know how teams work and move, we are confident that they will see a game no longer limited by technology, but capable of growing with them and constantly surprising with the breath-taking quality they have to come to expect from the real thing.”