In an attempt to beat FIFA 18 to an official reveal, Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 has been announced by Konami. The latest entry in the long-running football series will hit the PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One, and Xbox 360.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2018’s release date is September 12 in America and September 14 in India and Europe, and casts its focus on improving its PC profile. A statement reads: “Centred on the concept that PES 2018 is ‘Where Legends are Made’, the new game hits the floor running with new features, new ways to play, a PC version to the standard of the leading console iterations, and an unrivalled gameplay experience.”
A new user interface; improvements to dribbling, ball control and set pieces; better lighting and contextual shielding all serve to bolster last year’s 2017 outing—with its PC guise said to have undergone “substantial” improvements.
One of the major new features to the way PES plays is called “Real Touch +,” which Konami says allows players to “react to receiving a ball using permissible parts of the body, such as chest, head, and legs to bring a pass under control dependent on the height and pace of the incoming ball.” This, it says, is done through “simple movements of the control stick.”