Per a new trailer, PES 2022 will utilise Unreal Engine, ending the series' association with Konami's own FOX Engine. Konami says this will "enable us to dazzle you with staggering improvements to all areas of the game. Expect more realistic player models and animations, enhanced physics, photorealistic visuals, and much much more." Konami also explains that myClub and Master League modes will receive "large updates" in the next-gen title. The game will enter testing in mid-2021, and the developer expects the game to be released later that year. It seems likely that Konami will be using the recently-announced Unreal Engine 5, which goes into preview in early 2021, and will be released later that year. With the PES series' sales lagging behind perennial rival FIFA in recent years - but FIFA often criticised for its incremental improvements - this 'year off' may be something of a gambit to regain some momentum for PES, returning with a more strikingly different game. It'll be fascintating to see how that pays off. [poilib element="accentDivider"] Joe Skrebels is IGN's Executive Editor of News. Follow him on Twitter. Have a tip for us? Want to discuss a possible story? Please send an email to email@example.com.
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