In 2021, Konami's free-to-play eFootball went down as one of the worst PC games of the year, and now the studio agrees that it was lacking in quality.
By now, many gamers, especially sports players, have mostly moved on from the utter fiasco that was the free-to-play eFootball 2022. Originally billed as a soccer game that could take on the might of FIFA, Konami's release was met with universal mockery when it became apparent that the company had simply tried to rush it out the door before it was anywhere near complete. With an update coming out soon which could resolve some of the main issues, of which there are many, the studio has also issued a statement agreeing that it was right to receive a negative reception.
In an announcement on the Konami website, the publisher admitted that it was "too focused" on releasing eFootball 2022, a series formerly branded Pro Evolution Soccer, which meant that quality was overlooked. The statement goes on to say that the team has been working hard to bring back some of that lacking quality and to "regain the trust" of fans who were unanimously disappointed with the launched title. As a result, the game will be getting a much needed update in the form of patch 1.0.0 that will implement a lot of changes and improvements.
An update for eFootball was initially delayed, but now Konami is saying that it will be rolling out next week, on April 14. Some of the changes being made include improvements to passing, new shooting trajectories, improved dribbling functionality, better online connectivity, and more. As for the mobile version of the game, the announcement says that more information about the port will be coming soon, with the company also apologizing for delaying this version of eFootball 2022.
By Andrew Paul Heaton