Even Konami Agrees With The Criticism About eFootball’s High quality



Ronaldo looks awkward in a screenshot taken from the official Konami trailer.

An precise screenshot from the official trailer.
Screenshot: eFootball チャンネル

eFootball has been an utter fiasco. The sport hasn’t been as much as snuff and has let down numerous followers. I do know it, you realize it, and effectively, Konami does, too.

Six months after launch, the recreation will lastly get a significant 1.0 replace subsequent week. Konami says it’s been laborious at work addressing points and making enhancements. The 1.0 replace was initially deliberate for final fall, however was delayed to satisfy gamers’ expectations.  

Konami has already apologized for the eFootball launch, however in the patch notes for the 1.0 launch, the sport firm acknowledged that, yeah, eFootball deserves the criticism it’s acquired.

“We entered what would ultimately be a two-year interval of improvement for eFootball™ 2022,” writes Konami. “Nevertheless, we had been too centered on getting the sport out on time that we overlooked an important factor—high quality.”

“Naturally, we had been met with vital evaluations from rightfully disillusioned followers.”

At launch, eFootball 2022a rebranding of Konami’s fashionable PES franchise—grew to become essentially the most hated recreation on Steam and was saddled with an “overwhelmingly unfavorable” score. The sport has been very unhealthy, which was a disgrace as a result of the PES sequence was excellent.

Whereas the sport’s rollout has been terrible, Konami continues to indicate a powerful want to take accountability and make things better. Good for them. And whereas it’s simple to knock a shoddy launch, Konami says followers have been encouraging and telling the sport maker to make the very best soccer recreation attainable. In keeping with Konami, “We had been inspirited by the heat of the suggestions and had been in a position to pull collectively as a staff, even amidst the worldwide well being disaster.”

The 1.0 replace will probably be launched on April 14. Nevertheless, the replace for eFootball 2022‘s cellular model has as soon as once more been postponed. “The event staff is working laborious on the cellular model of the sport to make sure that the eventual launch is of the very best high quality, which our esteemed followers rightfully deserve,” writes Konami. “We will probably be making an announcement relating to the discharge of the cellular model replace quickly. In the intervening time, your persistence is far appreciated.”