PES 2021 gets a release date

Konami announced the next installment of Pro Evolution Soccer this year. PES 2021 will be a scaled-back ‘season update’ rather than a full sequel. PES 2021 is effectively PES 2020, but with the updated player and club information, as well as a Euro 2020 mode. The real Euro 2020 has been pushed back to next year because of the pandemic. Konami is also working on PES 2022 for next-gen consoles and PC, which is the main reason PES 2021 isn’t as full-featured as the usual annual installments. It will see the series switch to the Unreal Engine and features a creepily realistic Lionel Messi. You’ll be able to grab it on September 15.