PES 2015 is going balls-out with the licenses this year, with all Brazilian top-tier teams and a number of second-tier teams fully licensed for the game.
Players can expect to see dedicated modes for the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League, a returning South American Copa Libertadores, and the new Copa Sudamericana tournament, along with the Asia Champions League.
Second-tier teams have been added for the first time, with Spanish Liga Adelante fully represented along with French Ligue 2. The team rosters also include English and Italian second-tier teams “albeit not in licensed form but with real players”, which I’m guessing means you’ll be seeing made-up team names but real team members.
As per usual, PES 2015 will have the Dutch Eredivisie, French Ligue 1, Spanish La Liga, and “Italian top-flight leagues.” Aaaaand naturally you’ll be seeing plenty of European club sides like Bayern Munich; FC Porto, Benfica, and Sporting SP; Anderlecht, Manchester United, Zenit St. Petersburg, CSKA Moscow, and Galatasaray. Also, the full Argentine Primera Division and 21 Brazilian club teams complete with official kits.
There’ll be a Day One update to the game adding 93 new kits, eight more licensed teams (including Sparta Praha, FK Partisan, and Maccabi Tel Aviv), and six Brazilian teams updated to include an additional 109 real player names. There’ll be 80 player “feature updates”, new boots from Puma and Nike, and it’ll reflect all transfers and loans.
Finally, there’s another PES 2015 update due in December which will add 11 real names to the roster for Flamengo, more teams, and “bolster the stadia roster for the current generation of gaming systems”, which may or may not include PC because publishers are weird like that.
None of this means much to me, except insofar as it’s “there’ll be some real teams and some real players and some real leagues”, so that’s nice. None of it matters unless the actual game is any good, mind you, but… well, we’ll have to wait and see. PES 2015 is due to hit PC on 13 November, apparently, so I suppose we’ll know more then.Related to this article
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