Konami has announced that the first version of the simulator will arrive at the end of this month and that during the autumn it will receive its first major update with more teams and game modes.
Konami has made official the release date of eFootball 2022, the free to play football game that will replace the PES saga and that will debut on Thursday 30 September 2021, being available on this date on PC, PS5, PS4, XSX/S and Xbox One and also coming later to mobile devices.
This release of eFootball 2022 will be practically a demo, being an early version of the game with limited content so that fans of virtual football can test the playable base of this new enjoying multiplayer matches and also offline matches to face against artificial intelligence and discover the new game controls and the focus on 1 vs 1 confrontations that will have this new title.
In terms of content, at launch eFootball 2022 will have the following features:
- Offline matches against the AI or a friend.
- Online matches and events with different rewards.
- Intergenerational matches between consoles of the same family (PS4 players vs. PS5 players for example).
Clubs available at launch
- FC Barcelona
- FC Bayern Munich
- Manchester United
- Arsenal FC
- SC Corinthians Paulista
- CR Flamengo
- CA River Plate
- São Paulo FC
Stadiums available at launch
- Camp Nou
- Old Trafford
- Allianz Stadium
- Emirates Stadium
- Allianz Arena
- eFootball Stadium
First major update with 600 teams and new game modes coming this autumn
As we have said, the first version of eFootball 2022 will be a first contact with the game until the first major update arrives in autumn at a date yet to be confirmed. It will launch important content such as the more than 600 licensed clubs or teams that will be available in the game.
The eFootball Creative League mode will also be released, the evolution of myTeam in which we will have to create a team using the base of one of those that will be available in the game to build our dream squad with different players and coaches that we will be able to sign as we play matches.
There will also be other game modes such as Tour Event, Challenge Event, Online Quick Match or Online Match Lobby and along with this autumn update will come the version of eFootball 2022 for iOS and Android devices.
Match Pass and the business model for eFootball 2022
Konami has also given us more details of the eFootball business model which they assure us will be equitable and fair, with three currencies available: eFootball Coins (premium currency), eFootball Points and GP (both earned through in-game performance).
To earn points we will be able to complete different objectives and challenges through the Match Pass through which we will unlock credits, contracts and even players to add to our squad and help us build our invincible team.
Features coming later
Finally, Konami also gave us an overview of the features coming after the first major patch for eFootball, including Option File Edit Mode, haptic feedback and adaptive PS5 triggers, and full cross-platform matchmaking.