eFootball PES 2020
|eFootball PES 2020|
|Series||eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer|
Unreal Engine 4 (Android, iOS)
Havok (physics engine) (Android, iOS Chinese ver.)
Xbox Series X/S
(2021 Season Update)
2021 Season Update:
eFootball PES 2020 (eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer 2020) is a football simulation video game developed by PES Productions and published by Konami for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Android and IOS. The game is the 19th installment in the eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer series and was launched worldwide on 10 September 2019 and in Japan on 12 September 2019.
This year's edition features a name change with the addition of 'eFootball' within the title, symbolising a push in the online gaming space with a focus on eFootball Pro tournaments. Lionel Messi returned as the cover star of the standard edition, which was the first since his last appearance on the cover of Pro Evolution Soccer 2011, alongside PES ambassadors Serge Gnabry, Miralem Pjanić and Scott McTominay, each representing one of the game's partner clubs. Ronaldinho was featured on the cover of the legend edition. PES 2020 is the last game in the series to use Kojima Productions's Fox Engine. It is also the last installment in the franchise to use the PES name and branding as the following installment was just named eFootball 2022 and is free to play.
The mobile version reached 300 million downloads by June 2020.
A renewed agreement between Konami and FC Barcelona was announced, demonstrating a continued relationship with the Catalan club. Together with this announcement, it was also confirmed that a special Barcelona edition will be released.
Manchester United and Konami announced an agreement which would see the club, its stadiums and players recreated within the game. The current squad have also been created using a full-body 3D scanning process, providing players of the game with ultra-realistic avatars. With an exciting atmosphere of the Old Trafford.
After the announcement of the demo — which came out on 30 July 2019, FC Bayern Munich was announced as an official partner club. Players will have the full experience with authentic kits, full 3D scanned players and, exclusively, Bayern's home ground, Allianz Arena.
Juventus signed an exclusive partnership with the game, which will see it includes the club kits, player names and stadium with realistic likeness in-game and also making it the first time in 25 years that the FIFA series will not hold the license for the club. As a result, the club was known in FIFA 20 as "Piemonte Calcio". 
On 28 June 2019, Arsenal announced a 3-year extension to their partnership with Konami, which would see a highly detailed recreation of Emirates Stadium, as well as access to club legends and first-team players.
In July 2018, AS Monaco partnered with Konami for PES 2019. They renewed this agreement in 2020, which includes all access to real players and their stadium. The French version of the game also features Radamel Falcao and Philippe Coutinho.
Celtic first appeared as a licensed club in PES 2019 and have renewed their contract with Konami for the 2021 Season Update. This means players will have full access to their kits, emblem, players, and stadium.
Included for the first time in the PES series, there is a new game mode called Matchday Mode. Players around the world will help their team to glory one match at a time in the new Matchday mode. Konami will choose an important match or derby game each week, players will then be able to decide which team they want to represent on Matchday.
Master League has also received a number of revamps, most notably containing a story-like progression, with all-new cutscenes taking place in staff meetings, training sessions or press conferences, as well as objectives to be accomplished based on replies given by the player on those cutscenes.
Data Pack 7 was released on 4 June 2020. The update was related to UEFA Euro 2020 and the content included the official kits and player likenesses for all 55 officially licensed UEFA teams. The update also included 5 out of 11 venues of the tournament, as well as the official match ball.
Nineteen leagues are fully licensed in the game. All the teams in these leagues feature real players, kits and logos, although a minority of the players in the Brazilian leagues still appear with generic names. Three new league licenses were obtained: the Italian Serie A, Italian Serie B (unlicensed at launch), and the Brazilian Campeonato Brasileiro Série B.
Konami have retained the license for the AFC Champions League, remaining in the game since its introduction in PES 2014. With this, debutants for 2019 AFC Champions League, Gyeongnam, Al Zawraa, Daegu and Johor Darul Ta'zim also appear for the first time in this franchise.
The English Premier League (with the exceptions of Manchester United and Arsenal), EFL Championship, Spanish La Liga (except for Barcelona and Mallorca) and Segunda División will appear as unlicensed leagues in the game. These leagues will, however, feature real players. Serie A have all clubs licensed, except Brescia.
- Belgian First Division
- Danish Superliga
- Ligue 1 & Ligue 2
- Serie A & Serie B
- Primeira Liga
- Russian Premier League
- Scottish Premiership
- Swiss Super League
- Süper Lig
- Argentine Primera División
- Brasileiro Série A & Série B
- Chilean Primera División
- Categoría Primera A
- Chinese Super League
- Thai League 1
- Arabic language: Fahd Al-Otaibi
- Chinese language: Wang Tao and Miao Kun
- Hong Kong Cantonese: Vince Ng and Keyman Ma
- English language: Peter Drury and Jim Beglin
- French language: Grégoire Margotton and Darren Tulett
- German language: Marco Hagemann and Hansi Kupper
- Greek language: Christos Sotirakopoulos and Yiorgos Thanailakis
- Italian language: Fabio Caressa and Luca Marchegiani
- Japanese language: Jon Kabira and Tsuyoshi Kitazawa
- Portuguese language: Pedro Sousa and Luís Freitas Lobo
- Brazilian Portuguese: Milton Leite and Mauro Beting
- Spanish language: Julio Maldonado and Carlos Martinez
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By the end of September 2019, the PES franchise had sold 106.8 million copies. By December 2020, the franchise had sold 111 million copies, an increase of 4.2 million between October 2019 and December 2020.
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Mesut Özil controversy
In December 2019, Arsenal midfielder Mesut Özil was completely removed from the Mandarin version in Mainland China, after a fallout on his tweet about condemning the Chinese government crackdown on Uyghurs. According to NetEase Games, they stated that his comments "hurt the feelings of Chinese fans and violated the sport's spirit of love and peace. We do not understand, accept or forgive this."
eFootball PES 2021 Season Update
On 15 July 2020, it was announced that eFootball PES 2021 Season Update would be released in celebration of the series' 25th anniversary, due to PES Productions focusing development efforts on the upcoming eFootball and its first season entitled eFootball 2022. Konami made a "Season Update" to focus on the development.
Lionel Messi (Barcelona) is the cover star of the standard edition, alongside PES ambassadors Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus), Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich), and Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), each representing one of the game's partner clubs.
Konami announced an exclusive multi-year partnership with A.S. Roma and S.S. Lazio, while A.C. Milan and Inter Milan are not featured after they signed exclusive partnership deals with EA Sports, and instead are known as Milano RN and Lombardia NA respectively.
- Hong Kong Football Association officially held an e-sports tournament during the coronavirus pandemic, which was mainly contested by footballers from the 10 clubs of the 2019–20 Hong Kong Premier League despite none of the clubs appearing in the video game. The edit data of the league (also known as the "option file") from the community editing team, WEHK (Winning Eleven Hong Kong), was used.
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