Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 going free-to-play?

Discussion in 'Pro Evolution Soccer' started by SaberRider, 20 November 2015.

  1. SaberRider

    SaberRider League 1

    4 December 2014
    Found this today on PC Gamer:

    Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 might be getting a free-to-play version

    The word on the street is that Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 is going free to play. And by "street," I mean the Australian government's videogame classification website, which just yesterday slapped a "G" rating on something called Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 Free To Play.

    PES 2016 fared not horribly in our October review, although we knocked it for being a poor port that lacked the quality of its console cousins. You can judge that for yourself, to an extent, through the demo available on Steam. But if the Aussies are correct, another no-money-down option may soon be available.

    Konami hasn't commented on the listing, but it appears that the free-to-play edition will exist alongside the regular release, since they're rated separately on the Australian classification site. It's also possible that it will be released only in certain regions of the world, similar to EA's FIFA Online 3, as there is currently no listing for a free-to-play version on the ESRB website.

    Then again, it seems unlikely that Konami would rate the game in Australia if it didn't plan on making it available elsewhere. I've emailed Konami for more information, and will update when I receive a reply.
  2. GeladoBom

    GeladoBom Banned

    17 September 2015
    FC Penafiel
    The same thing happens to RockstarGames, the end is near folks.
  3. Lami

    Lami Niche Football Staff

    28 May 2007
    Man Utd, Vecchia Signora
    This isn't new. Konami released WE 2015 My Club last year, a free to play game on the Japanese PSN. Obviously just includes My Club. Been having it on my PS4 and play it from time to time. If they do that again with PES/WE 2016 it's nothing surprising. It's their perfect free to play money making model.
  4. TheTud

    TheTud League 1

    5 January 2009
    This can make it or doom it. There is plenty good free to play games with good model and beloved by fans , but also plenty of bad ones where your experience severely hindered until you pay up.

    If there will be something like +10 shooting boost for "premium" users it gonna fail for sure.
  5. profit90

    profit90 Forza Reggina

    28 August 2004
    Reggina Calcio
    Good point

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