Konami has released a teaser trailer for PES 2017 showing off the game’s improved visuals, as well as real touch, a new feature which allows different players to control the ball in unique and different ways.
As well as releasing a trailer, Konami also issued a press release going into more detail about some of the changes we can expect in PES 2017. The standout features are, of course, real touch and precise pass, both of which attempt to make the game more realistic by introducing lifelike touches, as well as real ball physics.
PS4 and Xbox One gamers will notice the visuals in PES 2017 being cranked up a notch with player models, lighting, crowds, pitches, and stadiums all being totally revamped. In the words of Konami, “never has a game looked so real”. Hopefully, the PC version will be upgraded to the current-gen engine after missing out last year.
PES 2017 will also include an expanded stadium selection with more stadiums being available than in PES 2016 thanks to increased licensing. Referees have also undergone a rework and will now be much improved as they can better judge player collisions to determine whether a foul has been made.
If you were frustrated with the outdated rosters for Master League last year, you’ll be pleased to know that starting from day one Konami will release weekly updates that will be downloadable to all offline modes, which will ensure that team rosters are up to date right from the start.
Oh, and Arsenal are licensed. There’s that too.
Real Touch – See how different players control the ball in unique and different ways based on where and how you control them, dictating the flow of the game based on how they react to the unpredictable movement of the ball.
Precise Pass – Combining Real Touch and real ball physics, passing is an art form in PES 2017. Many factors determine the speed and accuracy of the ball. The pass that is made on the best situation and timing will generate a perfect trajectory, creating a great satisfaction when a killer pass is made.
Authentic Visuals – For PES 2017 the visuals have seen a major upgrade, offering Authentic Visuals thanks to the further incorporation of Fox Engine. Nothing has been left untouched, from player models, lighting, crowds, pitch, and stadiums totally revamped. Never has a game looked so real.
Natural Player Movement – Hundreds of new animations have been added to bring the players and goalkeepers to life – but it doesn’t stop there. New features such as Real Touch and Precise Pass see huge benefit, giving a vast array of movements when trapping and passing the ball.
Goal Keeping – Keepers see a great jump in quality through added motions and animations, creating the most agile keepers in PES history. Attacking moments will be more dramatic than ever, bringing the best feeling of achievement when that goal is scored.
Total Team Control –Users can instantly change the attacking and defending mentality of the team, which can be tweaked and carefully controlled with simple controls being able to immediately react to the unpredictability of the sport.
Advanced Instructions – Strategies that are quite individually defined such as Tiki-taka and heavy man-mark which is strongly based on team ideology can be set in “Advanced Instructions”, which adds a huge variety in how you plan to win.
Corner Kick Control – Control the defensive strategies on a set piece, such as marking zonal or man-marking. Offensive options also included such as specific player movement.
Adaptive AI – For the first time in a football game, the AI will learn how you play! Player and team behavior has always been a staple of the PES series and for PES 2017 Adaptive AI will change sports games forever.