Like any self-respecting game-service, eFootball will offer new content regularly, to be up to date with the real changes in the clubs, but also to break away from the formula of one episode per year and therefore by changes. From now on, updates will be more frequent and take the form of seasons, without forgetting the small events here and there and all the cosmetic aspect that we can buy daily. If Konami has chosen the Unreal engine from Epic Games, it is also to make things easier and save economies of scale. Via this new one used by thousands of studios around the world, production will become more flexible and allow faster and easier adaptations from one platform to another. It is not by chance that Konami has formalized the arrival of cross-platform matchmaking with this eFootball. This is one of the big novelties, knowing that the game will also offer more variety in terms of animations (four times according to Konami), an extremely important element in a football game.
Note also that this year, Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr. have signed to be ambassadors for eFootball, while Andrés Iniesta and Gerard Piqué have been involved in the development of the game as official advisers, respectively for the offensive gameplay and for defensive gameplay.
Here is a start of the roadmap for this eFootball full of surprises:
Beginning of autumn:
A whole new gaming experience built with the Unreal® Engine
Cross-generation matchmaking (PlayStation®5 vs. PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X | S vs. Xbox One)
Local matches with teams such as FC Barcelona, Juventus, FC Bayern and Manchester United
Cross-platform matchmaking between consoles and PC (for example PlayStation®5 vs. Xbox Series X | S, PlayStation®5 vs. PC Steam®…)
A team building mode (name to be confirmed) which allows you to build your own team by acquiring players
An online Leagues mode (name to be confirmed) to have your team play in a competitive global league
A “Match Pass” system to earn items and players while playing eFootball
Compatibility with mobile controllers
Fully cross-platform matchmaking, including with the mobile version when using a compatible controller
Professional and amateur esports tournaments kick off