PES dev team wasn’t “prepared” for this generation, says Seabass

Tuesday, 1st June 2010 09:17 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Pro Evolution Soccer producer Shingo Takatsuka has told Eurogamer the development team for this year’s edition of the series was not quite “prepared” for this generation of consoles.

Takatsuka, more commonly known as Seabass, revealed that the “freedom of the game” has disappeared each time a new edition in the series is released, fearing its made it “too complicated”.

“As the leader of the team, I really wanted to create PES 2011 at the start of the current generation of consoles,” said Seabass, “but from the PS2 to PS3 that timing was very difficult for us. Looking back our team spirit needed a change as well at that time.”

He went on to add:”We’ve been developing PES for over 10 years since PlayStation 1. In order to make the game feel like PES, this perhaps became an excuse for not making enough changes,” he added. “We were running in many different directions; today I think we’re pretty much stable on which direction we should go.”

You can get more through here. There’s a massive four-page preview that’s just gone live on the site as well. Get that here.

Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 releases this fall on PS3, 360, Wii, PS2, PSP and PC.



  1. KAP

    In other words this translate to “We die with honour”


    Bottomline is they got way to cocky with previous installments and lacked creativity now there paying for it.

    Pretty much symbolizes the whole japanese game industry nowadays init. bar a few anyway.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. pleasant_cabbage

    I didn’t pick up 2010 (first time in donkeys I didn’t get the *newest* pes) and I think they’ve listened ;)

    I hope it can come back stronger and fresher and at least he’s admitting (to himself more than anyone else) that the last 3 versions have been the same old pish.

    The new features in the preview are eyebrow raising but I’ve been stung by Mr Seabass’s flights of fancy a few times this generation (360* control? erm nope, that’s just lies isn’t it?) so wait n see.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. daytripper

    if it doesnt move well i.e the animatons are still stiff and rigid whilst looking shite, all this talk about controls and other stuff is a waste of time

    #3 5 years ago
  4. pleasant_cabbage

    “with Konami claiming some 1000 new animations in PES 2011, equating to over 100 hours of motion capture in the studio’s on-site facility”

    Always with the loads of new animations and yet it never really looks like the players are actually running on grass, have weight or move like humans. :)

    Imo it had gotten too on-rails so maybe loosening that up a bit will have its rewards.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Lazerate

    lol i say stop pes was good on last gen consoles but fifa keeps smacking them every year.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. daytripper

    i like FIFA and the new world cup game especially but i dont think its captured the “must have one more game” feeling like the pro evos did in the PS2 days.

    the online is full of nobheads aswell.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. mington

    gameplay video

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Wolverine

    mew PES 11 screenshots

    #8 5 years ago

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