PES 2011 did a great job of winning back fans that had gotten sick of Konami’s flagship sports title after years of empty promises. It is by no means a perfect football sim, but it certainly is a step in the right direction and PES 2012 is shaping up to be even better.
The watchword for PES 2012 seems to be continuity. The PES devs don’t want to do anything too new or too radical as they already have a great base with PES 2011. One thing many fans will be glad to hear is that the issues of customized net animations has been taken to the team by the PES Team Leader Jon Murphy. Also, some news was given to PSM3 that the entire PES experience would be more “seamless”, doing away with a lot of cut scenes. This could end up ruining PES or truly marking it as the King of all Footy titles once again.
The only other piece of information is however, a sad one. There will definitely not be a full Bundesliga roster – that much has been confirmed. Whether Konami will be able to get some new leagues, and perhaps a few more English teams remains to be seen, but the future is certainly looking good.