PES 2017 is all about what Konami is describing as “control reality”, which means fans can expect more realistic shooting, passing, dribbling and player intelligence.
It all starts with Real Touch, which sees different players control the ball in unique and unpredictable ways – something that will dictate the flow of the game.
This feeds into Precise Pass, which is described by Konami as an art form in the new game. “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.”
Goalies have also been overhauled in PES 2017, as Konami concentrates on upping the quality of shot-stoppers with new motions and animations to make them even more agile.
PES 2017 is also shaping up to be one of the most tactical footy games on the market, thanks to features like Total Team Control for speedy attacking and defending strategies while you play and Advanced Instructions such as Tiki-taka and tight marking, which can be set before kick off.
Taking a page out of FIFA’s playbook, PES 2017 even lets you set corner strategies, as players decide on marking options and where players move to attack the ball.
Konami is also bigging up the adaptive artificial intelligence, claiming that “for the first time in a football game, the AI will learn how you play”… don’t they say that every year?