Farewell to PES and Winning Eleven, Konami has officially turned their soccer game into Efootball and will be released for free on all platforms


The next title in Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer series (Winning Eleven in Europe and Japan) will be renamed eFootball and launch as a completely free-to-play title this fall, publisher and developer Konami announced. Efootball 2023 will be available for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC (Steam, Microsoft Store), iOS, and Android.

Get the first details below, through the game official website


■ From PES become eFootball

It all started with an unwavering determination to create a revolutionary football platform.

Our ambition is to recreate the perfect football environment, from the grass on the pitch, to the movement of the players, to the spectators in the stadium.

For this purpose, we decided to create a new soccer engine with a newly built animation system and changed game commands.

The end result is even more impressive than we could have imagined.

We’re going beyond the limits of PES, into a new world of virtual football.

To mark this new era, we’ve decided to part ways with our beloved PES brand and rename it eFootball!

Now we hope you enjoy this new football experience that eFootball has to offer.

■ Free-to-Play And Cross-Platform

To ensure that all soccer fans can enjoy the best head-to-head action, eFootball is available free to play on multiple devices! Furthermore, in the near future it will become fully cross-platform, allowing everyone to join in on the fun unhindered by their device of choice. eFootball will take eSports to the next level, becoming the ultimate soccer experience!

■ Preparing For the New generation

You can enjoy state-of-the-art graphics and an unrivaled experience on next-generation consoles, such as PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S!

Supported devices include PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, Windows 10 (PC), Steam (PC), iOS, and Android.

■ Future Efootball Plans

Last, but not least, we have lots of new features, modes and events coming out in the near future! For more information on our plans for eFootball, see the development roadmap below.


Early Autumn

  • A brand new gameplay experience, powered by the Unreal Engine.
  • Matchmaking across generations (i.e. PlayStation 5 vs. PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S vs. Xbox One).
  • Local matches feature FC Barcelona,​​Juventus, FC Bayern, Manchester United, and many more.


  • Cross-platform matchmaking between console and PC (i.e. PlayStation 5 vs. Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5 vs. PC Steam , etc.).
  • Team Building Mode (Name TBC) unlocked – Build your own team by acquiring players.
  • Online League (Name TBC) unlocked – Bring your real team and compete in a competitive global league.
  • Match Pass System – Get items and players by playing eFootball.


  • Mobile controller support added.
  • Full cross-platform matchmaking on all available platforms including mobile when using a compatible controller.
  • Professional and amateur esports tournaments begin.

Watch the announcement trailer below.



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