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PES 2014 won’t include Stadium Editor, Spanish Stadiums, several Spanish teams due to licensing deals

Thursday, 29 August 2013 14:04 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Konami has announced features such as rain, Spanish Stadiums, and several Spanish teams along with Stadium Editor will not be included in PES 2014.

According PES community manager Adam Bhatti, rain was omitted due to having to “overhaul the whole game and build it from scratch.”

“While implementing rainy weather itself is fairly feasible, we need to think through of how its effect shows through in gameplay,” he wrote. “This includes the pitch becoming slippery, ball bouncing, some elements to make the team used to that climate somewhat more power in terms of balance.

“We are going to try further this year to get the elements sorted and have them implemented for 2015.”

The reason Spanish teams and stadium are missing is because of contracts signed with EA Sports for FIFA 14.

“EA have been extremely aggressive with signing deals with clubs and leagues this year, and it has meant we can’t implement major European stadiums, including NO Spanish stadiums,” Bhatti added. “People were getting worried when they announced exclusive deals with Spanish teams. Well it turned out it meant we couldn’t implement their stadium, amongst others.

“This news came pretty late to us. Which is where a time issue came in, meaning we didn’t have time to rebuild other stadiums to replace them. PES 2014 will ship with roughly 20 stadiums.”

Other licensing woes include the culling of Stadium Editor and while Bhatti, said he could not go into details on its omission, its cut “in particular has made the team realize more than ever about acquiring licensing, and we’re determined to fight back in this regard next year.

“If things are removed from edit mode because of licensing each year, it would rip out the soul of PES, and we must not let that happen.”

Teams in Other European Leagues have seen a slight drop in numbers across certain countries and this is also due to a license lockout. A final team list from teams qualifying for Europe before is being waited on before things are finalized.

PES 14 will be available in the UK on September 20 for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.

Thanks, MCV.

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15 Comments

  1. TF_PtMaster

    This is disappointing…

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Christopher Jack

    Licensing is overrated.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. SplatteredHouse

    I completely agree that licensing is overrated; and, all the while they’re relying on it I just think it leaves them open to losing more ground, at the whim of a competitor’s pocketbook. If it were proving successful it would be a different matter, but until that time they should try something else.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. viralshag

    Like it matters… everyone is going to be playing FIFA14 anyway. ;)

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Lv01

    licensing shouldnt be an issue, agreed, but for the mass market, it really will be. this will be a big problem for PES, regardless of how well the game plays. shame, cos this will signal the end of whatever brief competition PES was going to put up to FIFA.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. PEYJ

    It’s a real shame that Fifa can get their dirty little hands on so much licensing but ultimately that’s really all they have: licensing and gold cards. PES is the football simulator in games. Really looking forward to 20 September.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. viralshag

    @8, I’m not trying to start an argument here but just chatting, I really don’t agree though. I still find PES to be a bit more on the arcade-like side of the two.

    And nowadays it’s not even the gameplay that separates the two but the modes. I might be totally ignorant here if PES does have something like Pro clubs but that’s all I really play in FIFA these days. It’s just such a great way to play with others.

    Out of interest, can you still get the saves that people do with all the teams and players renamed? Whoever use to do that really solved a lot of the licensing issues anyway although I don’t know if that’s about anymore.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. sebastien rivas

    This is disapointing and utterly angering. And then some wonder why too few like EA. Well here is another demonstration. LAck of confidence in themselves, they have to sign huge deals that no one can afford and voila. They are almost alone on the market.
    Is EA scared others will have better Mocap or will actually take the tinme to make their game perfect?
    No wonder now why I found those Mocap in xbox1 installement upmost “average” . They don’t need to give a crap anymore.

    I am a soccer fan but not really a game soccer at all, still, I am really sad for all video game sport lovers. Soccer sounds gloomy and very…. monochromatic if you have to relay on EA for realism.

    A nice gift with a knife in the heart…

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Andrew C.

    EA are scums, that is all!

    #9 2 years ago
  10. PEYJ

    @ 9

    “I might be totally ignorant here if PES does have something like Pro clubs but that’s all I really play in FIFA these days”

    That’s what I referred to (probably arrogantly) by Gold Cards. While it’s certainly a weighty reason for the success of Fifa, I think it’s also only about imitating the stars – embrasing the stardom and having your own “slice of heaven” so to speak. It is not about simulating the weight of passing,shooting, dribling through a sort of virtual reality. This is what I claim PES is while Fifa delivers the imitation of the stardom, not footie simulation.

    To be fair, PES didn’t deliver in the last couple of years and became(as you say) arcade-like. But last year it almost returned to form, and from what I have played of PES 14 it has only improved in above mentioned physicality – probably due to the Fox engine.

    As for the amateur patches – I don’t know but it certainly was impressive work from that person/those persons.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. MadFingerz

    That thing about the lack of rain sounds like a lame excuse. PES 2 had amazing rain effects for its time so how difficult can it be?

    #11 2 years ago
  12. mathare92

    Hey Steph, MCV’s posted an update to their article. Seems like all the Spanish teams will be present.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. SplatteredHouse

    @12 Didn’t you see the part where Konami want to reflect the effect of the rain on the surface of the pitch, and how conditions affect the play. Of course it wouldn’t be complicated to add the cosmetic appearance of rain, but clearly, they’re aiming for greater; to render the rain, and integrate the weather into the way the game plays.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. MadFingerz

    @14 In PES 2 rain would slow the ball down. It was also visually awesome, with players and ball creating cool water splashes all around. This with PS2 technology, mind you. Now they have the fox engine, surely they could do something? I don’t even understand why they try so hard to be realistic, I just want something that is visually cool..

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Hamed_Begloo

    “PES 2014 won’t include Stadium Editor”

    WTF? What does this one have to do with the EA ‘agressive licensing’

    #15 1 year ago

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    A Mini Cooper has invaded Gran Turismo 6 via a new update. The Mid-Field Raceway track has also been added, and its a new and improved version of the original track from previous Gran Turismos. The new B-Spec Mode feature has also been added which allows the AI driver to race on your behalf. Additional […]

  • Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and some playable titles to PAX East

    Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and Splatoon with it to PAX East next month. The E3 2014 build of the game lets eight players transform into squids in a race for “splattered-paint dominance.” Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. will also be playable and featured in stage presentations at the Nintendo booth. Upcoming or newly released Nintendo […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium information seems to have slipped out early

    Battlefield Hardline Premium perks have apparently leaked a bit early, according to a post on Reddit. Over on the Hardline subreddit is an image which was take at a GameStop location, noting two week early access to content additional Battlepacks and more. Here’s the rundown: Four expansions Two weeks early access 12 additional Battlepacks Exclusive […]

  • Final Fantasy: Record Keeper arrives in the US this spring

    Final Fantasy: Record Keeper will be released in the US on iOS and Android this spring, DeNA and Square Enix today. The mobile titles allows players to “relive favorite moments” across all Final Fantasy installments and build a team of classic characters from across the entire franchise. If you sign up for email updates, you […]

  • Battlefield Hardline now available for pre-order, pre-download on Xbox One

    Battlefield Hardline is now available for pre-order and pre-download on Xbox One. You can pre-order it now from the Xbox Store and once you have paid for it, you can start your pre-download. Battlefield Hardline releases on March 17, and will be made available to pre-downloaders come 12.01am EDT. Check pricing and availability for your […]

  • Dying Light interactive video allows you switch between day and night

    A new video for Dying Light has been released, which allows you to hit the Z key to change between day and night. Titles Life and Death in the Quarantine Zone, the interactive story video showcases how the game changes between day and night. Daytime and nighttime are shown side-by-side but the z key allows […]

  • Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare out on PS3, PS4; PC delayed

    The Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is now available for PlayStation 3 and PS4. Havoc contains the four multiplayer maps Core, Drift, Sideshow, and Urban along with the AE4 directed energy assault rifle, its custom variant, and the Exo Zombies cooperative mode. You can purchase the DLC separately or pick up the […]

  • Here’s a teaser for Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 2

    A teaser video for the second episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 is available, so if you’ve yet to play the first episode, you may want to skip this. Resident Evil Revelations 2′s first episode is out now. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • North American eShop update is full of Donkey Kong games

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  • Venture into the Valley of the Yetis next week in Far Cry 4

    The next batch of Far Cry 4 DLC, Valley of the Yetis, releases in March and Ajay Ghale will be tasked with surviving violent cultists and the mythical Yeti. Apparently the cult is looking for a secret hidden in the valley, and Ajay has discovered their motives. The DLC features co-op with a friend taking […]

  • The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack out for Payday 2, has dino masks

    The 19th DLC pack for Payday 2 title The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack is available on Steam from today. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: 11 new weapon modifications for the AK rifles in the game 11 new weapon modifications for the CAR rifles in the game Four new masks together with their […]

  • Battle Chasers slated for PC, consoles; comic picks up where 2001 storyline left off

    Darksiders creator Joe Madureira and Vigil co-founder Ryan Stefanelli have confirmed a Battle Chasers game and a new comic are in the works at their new studio Airship Syndicate. Speaking to Polygon, Madureira and Stefanelli wouldn’t provide details on the the game, but did divulge it will be an adventure RPG with player-controlled Battle Chasers […]

  • Shovel Knight, Hotline Miami 2 discounted for Sony’s annual Spring Fever Sale

    Sony is hosting its annual Spring Fever Sale which runs for eight weeks and features a new title each week. The sale starts next week on March 3 with the launch of Helldivers. Here’s just a few items included in the sale: HELLDIVERS (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March 3 Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March […]

  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

    The Super Mario Gold amiibo which surfaced via a CPSIA certificate earlier this month will be a Walmart-exclusive, Nintendo has announced. The gold-colored Mario amiibo will be released the same day as the Mario Party 10 game for Wii U and will run you $12,96 at 3,000 participating Walmart stores in the US. Along with […]

  • Here’s an overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

    As new gameplay overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, culled from the Active Time Report, stream has been sent over by Square Enix. The video provides a look at the history and environments of the Kingdom of Orience; the 14 memebers of Class Zero; the battle system with customizable magic spells; and the ability […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video gives you a look at the game’s wildlife

    A new video shown by Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata during the latest Active Time Report, contains a look at the game’s wildlife and ecology. You can watch the full stream two hour stream through here, or a smaller clip courtesy of GamesHQMedia below.

  • Lionhead ventures into the free-to-play space with Fable Legends

    Fable Legends will be free-to-play when it launches on PC and Xbox One. According to Lionhead, the one versus four cross-platform title borrows from MOBA games such as Dota 2 and League of Legends as it will contain free, rotating heroes which will be added to a roster for a two week period. Once the […]

  • Win! 5 pairs of tickets to the Call of Duty European Championships

    We have five pairs of tickets to giveaway for the Call of Duty European Championships, taking place in London this weekend. The event takes place this Saturday February 28 and Sunday March 1 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Winners can watch teams will go head to head for a $10,000 prize pot […]

  • Republique Remastered has released on Mac and PC

    Republique Remastered, which was announced earlier this month, is now available for Mac and PC. The game is 20% off through Steam, GOG and the Humble Store for $19.99 until March 4. Thereafter, it will run you $24.99. The Remastered edition contains all five episodes of the game, with 1-3 available now and the remaining […]

  • LA Cops coming to Xbox One in March

    Isometric shooter LA Cops is coming to Xbox One on March 13. Already on Steam Early Access, the game looks like it’s been heavily inspired by Hotline Miami. Walk into a room, open fire, leave bloody puddles in your wake. It’s being published by Team 17. Check out the video below for some 70s cop […]

  • We have $500 of Steam Wallet funds to giveaway!

    We’re giving away 10 Steam Wallet prizes worth $50 each to VG247 readers, courtesy of Bundle Stars. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning $50 Steam credit is to enter your details below. Join the Bundle Stars Steam group for entry in the sweepstake, and gain extra entries for […]

  • Lapsed Final Fantasy 14 players tempted back with 10 day freebie

    Square is offering lapsed FF 14: A Realm Reborn players a chance to come back to the game for 10 days worth of free adventuring. Provided you’ve already bought and registered an account you’ll be able to play free of charge from Feb 27 to March 9. Square wants you to sample the new content […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Sledgehammer looking at “opportunities” to recreate classic Call of Duty maps

    Sledgehammer Games has told VG247 it’s looking at opportunities to recreate classic Call of Duty maps in Advanced Warfare. According to co-founder Michael Condrey, players of the latest Havoc DLC are asking how Exo abilities and verticality can be added to classic franchise maps. “We’re taking a look at some opportunities to really highlight the […]

  • GTA Online reader playlist week 7: and the winner is…

    Stuff was shot. But only one player emerged victorious. GTA Online player e031271 won last night’s VG247 reader playlist, beating myself, Matt and regulars solidorwot and Revolting. Congratulations, Mr e031271. A deserved victory. We play a GTA Online playlist in an open session every Wednesday on PS4, because it’s both funny and fun. Anyone’s welcome […]

  • Leaked screens reveal The Reef as Destiny’s new “social space”

    A handful of leaked Destiny screens seem to confirm that The Reef location will be the new social space in Destiny. The new addition is likely to be revealed as part of the upcoming House of Wolves expansion. Reddit user Megamanexe4 dropped the screens on the site earlier this morning, along with grabs that reveal […]