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On the PC his face is just 8-bit pixel art.

For reasons best known to Konami, the PC version of PES 2015 will apparently have lower quality visuals than those released on PS4/Xbox One. This is a bit of a slap in the face for PC users keen on the upcoming game in the series.

Despite most gaming PCs being capable of running of fancy graphical effects in the 1080p resolution/60 fps combo without breaking sweat (particularly when it comes to football games,) Konami have decided that our platform isn’t worthy of the full suite of lighting and texture effects that’ll be coming to the ‘next gen’ console versions.

That news comes from PES 2015 “European Brand Manager” Adam Bhatti, who broke the disappointing information on twitter.

Spinning this as “better visuals than a pair of consoles from almost ten years ago!” isn’t really going to work. He clarifies the graphics differential a little bit in a follow-up tweet, stating that the lighting and textures will be “different” on PC.

In case you’re wondering whether this is some huge misunderstanding, this next tweet should clear up the fact that, yes, for inexplicable reasons the PC version of PES 2015 will look worse than on Xbox One and PS4.

Gameplay is great. I love gameplay. The point is, when it comes to PC games you generally don’t have to choose. For PES 2015 not to have graphical parity with the Xbox One and PS4 versions of the game is absurd. For reference, PES’ direct competitor FIFA 15 will look and play the same on PC, PS4 and Xbox One this year.

It also sounds like the PC won’t even be getting that 17 September demo (note the “console demo” in the next twitter posting,) though should hopefully get one at some point. Poor show all round from Konami. Really, disastrously poor.

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