It looks like Konami is working on a Free-to-Play version of Pro Evolution Soccer 16. The game was released recently on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, in addition to last-gen consoles.
Konami is highly interested in mobile platforms and as we know free-to-play model is king in that sector. From the looks of it, Konami is now trying to use free-to-play model with its leading brands, in this case, Pro Evolution Soccer.
The news came from a Classification application filed by Mindscape Asia Pacific Pty Ltd. For those who don’t know, Mindscape is:
Australia’s leading publisher and distributor of kids, family and NextGen games, productivity and reference software on the PC, Mac, Nintendo, Playstation, XBox and online platforms. The company’s portfolio of award-winning products include Acronis, Alawar Entertainment, Broderbund, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Hoyle Games, IMSI Design, iolo, Konami…
Mindscape operates in Asia Pasific so possibly this game will hit that region. What’s interesting is that Aus board files all games under “computer games,” so we may very well be looking at an Android and iOS PES version.
For now, we can only speculate about this and I think it is best we wait for Konami to release an official statement regarding Pro Evo 16 Free-to-Play.
Will you accept a free-to-play model in a leading soccer game on consoles and PC? Or do you think such games should stay on mobile? Let us know in the comments below.