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PES studio to be founded in UK

Tuesday, 24th July 2012 11:12 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Konami said today it’s recruiting for a UK-based Pro Evolution Soccer dev studio.

Konami announced today that it’s looking for talent to work for a new, dedicated PES Production studio which will be based in the UK.

“Konami has reaffirmed its commitment to its Pro Evolution Soccer series with a large-scale commitment that will see a dedicated European wing of the Tokyo-based PES Productions team established within Europe,” said the firm.

“The new satellite office will strive to adopt and recreate local football culture that will ensure the long-running series is kept fresh and exciting. Work is already underway to recruit key talent for the new studio, and Konami will be inviting interested parties to apply for posts at this year’s Games Developer Conference Europe (GDC Europe), which will be held in Cologne between August 13-14.”

The new studio will be based in London, and will focus on PES projects for “high-end consoles and PCs.”

“These are hugely exciting times for the PES series,” commented Shinji Hirano, the President of Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH. “We are looking for a number of creative people who can help us elevate PES to whole new levels. As part of KONAMI’s commitment to ensuring PES captures the majesty of European football, we are looking for people to help capture the very essence of the beautiful game and bring it to life. We look forward to meeting interested parties at GDC Europe.”

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  1. GrimRita

    Great news for the UK. But lets not try to copy the style of the Premier league – over paid prima donnas who only care about money, looking good on the pitch and off it.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. SplatteredHouse

    wow, that’s exciting! PES is gonna get its own studio. :)
    “will strive to adopt and recreate local football culture” Sounds like they’re aiming for PES to push authenticity, or maybe offer a more grass-roots presentation, and, I say that’s no bad play.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. GwynbleiddiuM

    The day Konami make a true next-gen authentic football game is 20 billion years too soon.

    #3 2 years ago