Konami Digital has announced the next generation of its core soccer series, Pro Evolution Soccer 2014, which will be hitting PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 later this year. The publisher has stated that this edition has been four years in the making, with the game using Kojima Production’s Fox Engine, which will be powering Metal Gear Solid 5. The game will also be focusing on what the publisher calls the “six founding standards”.

According to Konami, “the new system has allowed every aspect of PES 2014 to be totally reworked, throwing off the shackles of previous limitations and allowing the PES Productions team to produce a game much closer to their vision of recreating the excitement and variety of a top-level match. The central theme of fluidity is based on the constant moving of players and switching positions which characterises the modern approach to football. PES Productions have looked at how matches ebb and flow, with player individuality key to a team’s success, and well-drilled tactics helping underdogs produce giant-killing feats.”


Physical characteristics will also now be joined by mental ones. “Each player in the game now employs mental attributes in addition to playing styles and skills, and can be adversely affected when having a poor game,” explains Konami Digital, “However, if an individual is not playing well, his team mates can rally round and will work to support him. Similarly, one moment of individual brilliance can produce a galvanising effect on team mates. The cauldron effect of a vibrant stadium will showcase the mood of the fans, with all-new sound effects combining with stunning AI systems to create a palpable match day atmosphere.”

More information about the game will be shown off at E3 2013.