A free to play version of Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 (PES 2016) will be making its way to PlayStation 4 and PS3 next month, confirms Konami. It will include some base features found in the full retail version, a handful of select teams, and be seen as an entry level version to the game.
It’s actually a fantastic idea, with EA’s FIFA all but dominating the football/soccer genre on consoles, so giving players an opportunity to try out the competition for the price of free, while being more than a short demo, is a welcoming sight.
The free to play version will include “Exhibition Mode with seven teams, including Bayern Munich, Juventus, AS Roma, Brazil, and France (the other two were not named). The game also comes with a Training mode and mcClub support. In addition, it supports online and offline play,” according to Gamespot. The free to play version of PES 2016 will be available on PlayStation consoles from December 8th.
Konami have said that more features will come in time from the current release, and who knows, maybe by hand-picking the features you want, and the teams you want, that this will give you the football you crave, without paying for the excess? If proven successful, will EA have to alter their approach to full priced titles each year?