A version of the game for PC and PSP is expected to launch later this year although no release date has been announced.
PES 2014 will include major changes to the franchise as the soccer sim switches to Kojima Production’s FOX engine. The game engine is the same one being used in the upcoming Metal Gear Solid 5. Using the FOX engine aims to provide players with a more fluid experience with enhancements to player models, collision animations and fans on the field.
Konami and developer PES Productions promise six key gameplay improvements in PES 2014 will set the game apart from its competitors by allowing players to control movements both on and off the ball.
Advanced TruBall Tech will allow gamers to realistically control the ball by trapping or knocking a pass using the analog stick to shift the weight of the players and determine height and speed of the pass. Players will also experience realistic body contact with the Motion Animation Stability System. Seamless animations that react according to movements and momentum ensure players will not feel locked into preset animations.
The game also focuses on team play and chemistry using improved team play and a new Heart system. Players will now have mental attributes and realistic crowds will express the mood of the fans. Gamers will also be able to set up extensive plays using three or more players to get every footballer involved in the action.
PES 2014 will also be available in South America and Central America on Sept. 24. The game has not been given an official release date for European markets, a large market for the sport. However, PES 2014 is expected to release in Europe.
FIFA 14, the latest in a franchise that owns the football simulation market, is also expected to release on current-gen consoles Sept. 24.