Aside from the fact that it is the first game in the franchise to be released for Mac OS X, ardent gamers and soccer fans will be glad to know that Konami’s “Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) 2016” will now come in 1080p resolution for both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One when it comes out in September. The upgrade was confirmed by PES’ European product manager Adam Bhatti on Twitter.
Last year, Xbox One users were disappointed with “PES 2015” as it only ran at 720p on the gaming console while the game managed to run at 1080p for the PlayStation 4. The latest edition to the PES series is still expected to run at 60 frames per second with Gamespot citing the developer seeing no reason for a change with the games’ fps rate. The game is also confirmed to be using Fox engine once more just like last year’s edition. Xbox One players complained that “PES 2015” kept lagging due to the 720p resolution.
According to reports, Konami is making enormous efforts in making “PES 2016” the best football simulation video game developed to date. Other features added in the game include a dynamic weather, goalkeeper ID, and improved aerial shots, thanks to the dynamic wide camera angle feature. Gamers will also be happy to know that they can now control the celebration style of their athletes on the soccer game, as well as import images from the PlayStation 3 and the PlayStation 4.
Speaking to The Examiner, Bhatti admits that PES had lost its magic compared with how popular it was back during its early years. This is quite true as players for the past few years have preferred playing EA’s “FIFA” football simulation video games. He mentioned that “PES” became the game that everyone played to the game that everyone forgot about. Bhatti, however, added that things started turning around with “PES 2015” because of the awards the soccer game had won.
Bhatti promises though that “PES 2016” is going to take the success of “PES 2015” into greater heights and will definitely bring back the fans the game had lost. The product manager explains that “PES” did encounter a lot of mistakes, but the team behind the game has learned from all the blunders from previous games and is now trying to give gamers the best football game experience.
With news of the upgraded resolution of “PES 2016,” there are reports coming out claiming that other games created by Konami, particularly “Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain,” should follow the advancement on “PES 2016.” Although the open world action-adventure stealth video game running on 1080p sounds great, it’s always easier said than done.
Game Revolution reports that if the game would indeed push for a 1080p resolution for Xbox One alone, it would nearly double the rendered pixels for the stealth game. It can be noted though that ever since its launch, Xbox One always had a hard time competing with what the PlayStation 4 can offer, especially when it comes to better resolution.
Meanwhile, featured cover athlete Neymar Jr. for “PES 2016” has recently been flooding his social media account images of his character in the soccer game. The 23-year-old football pro took his amazement of how identical his gaming character looks from his actual face. Recently, the FC Barcelona forward revealed photos of his face scan for “PES 2016.” On Twitter, Neymar lauded how amazing his look is in the upcoming video game.
This is not the first time the Brazilian professional was tapped to be on the front cover of the video game. The captain of Brazil national team was already featured in “Pro Evolution Soccer 2012” as well as the North American version of “Pro Evolution Soccer 2013.” He joins football icon Cristiano Ronaldo as a featured cover athlete for the “PES” franchise.