Team PES to use Fox Engine for next-gen Pro Evolution Soccer

Wednesday, 30th May 2012 14:23 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Team PES senior producer Naoya Hatsumi has said at a recent Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 event in Brazil the series will use Kojima’s Fox Engine when it goes next-gen.

“What we are trying to do is we are going to win back the crown when it comes to the next generation,” Hatsumi said at the event. “That’s what we want to do, and to do this we need to have a new engine. That’s what we think.

“We have to use a new engine. Have you heard of the Fox Engine? We are working very closely with them.”

The Fox Engine debuted just before E3 last year as the new engine that would power Hideo Kojima’s next title, Project Ogre. The engine’s also been mentioned in relation to the Zone of the Enders sequel, Enders Project, announced last week.

Team PES studio manager Toru Kato also answered the whereabouts of well known producer Shinji ‘Seabass’ Takatsuka. Short answer: new project for next-gen.

“In order to make it that much clearer, it’s not the next generation product that Seabass is working on,” said Kato, “it’s something quite new.”

Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 launches this autumn.

Thanks, EG.



  1. Razor

    That’s great and all, but more important is getting Seabass to wake up and start dragging PES in to the 21st Century.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Johnny Cullen

    Except he’s not going to – because he’s moved on elsewhere now on another project.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Stardog

    Great idea. The problem with PES is the clunkiness of the old engine. It’s the same one from PS2 days with different graphics.

    Finally they’ll have a decent animation system, etc. Hopefully…

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Razor

    Wait, what!? Where has my Seabass gone? :o

    #4 3 years ago

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