PES 2014 will not be released on PS4 or Xbox One, nor will it arrive on 3DS or Vita, according to Konami.
This is according to PES Europe’s community manager Adam Bhatti, speaking on Twitter.
“Not in the business for high-res next-gen ports,” he wrote. “We can’t and shouldn’t do that. Bad habit etc. The fact we’re not on PS4 or Xbox One with PES 2014 is simple: we can’t and shouldn’t be just using higher quality textures etc should be new.
“In the past people accused us of being lazy. We’re adamant of not making the same mistakes, and making sure we create amazing football games. It’s hardly amazing making the next-gen version prettier. We shouldn’t have that mentality, and you shouldn’t expect that. Aim higher.
“I think it’s important to remember our biggest markets, where we are number one [Latin America and Asia] won’t shift to next-gen as quick as Europe. We can’t just leave our most passion fans behind. Besides, the quality of the current version is high enough.”
“I’m a gamer like you, [and] can’t wait for next-gen, so I feel your pain. But once u see PES 2014 in action, that pain will disappear. It’s stunning.”
A PSP version is in the works due to the “demand for it” and a “very small team” is working on it. The reason it is not coming to Vita is due to the install base not being “great,” and since “no one bought” the 3DS version of PES 2013, it will miss out as well.
PES 2014 will will be releases on PC, PSP, PS3, and Xbox 360 in 2013.