Konami apologises for eFootball’s disastrous launch, promises improvements

Konami has publicly apologised for the disastrous launch of eFootball, and promised it would enhance the sport over time.

The free-to-play successor to the long-running Professional Evolution Soccer sequence was launched on Thursday and was closely criticised by gamers, to the extent that it became the lowest-rated Steam game of all time.

“After the discharge of eFootball 2022 now we have obtained a number of suggestions and requests relating to sport steadiness that features go pace and defence operation,” an announcement on the official eFootball Twitter account learn.

eFootball 2022 launch trailer

“We’d additionally wish to acknlowledge that there have been experiences of issues customers have skilled with cut-scenes, facial expressions, actions of gamers and the behaviour of the ball.

“We’re very sorry for the issues, and need to guarantee everybody we’ll take all considerations critically and try to enhance the present state of affairs.

“This work might be constantly up to date, high quality might be improved and content material might be added constantly. From subsequent week onward, we’ll put together for an replace in October, whereas receiving additional opinions by way of questionnaires to our customers.

“We are going to do our utmost to fulfill as many customers as attainable, and we sit up for your continued assist of eFootball 2022.”

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eFootball has been getting unceremoniously slaughtered by Professional Evolution Soccer followers on social media, with many making enjoyable of the sport’s likenesses and animations.

The preferred picture being shared amongst gamers exhibits Lionel Messi, the sport’s cowl star, trying considerably much less real looking than his FIFA 22 counterpart.

One Twitter person identified that EA‘s character mannequin for the Paris St Germain star is much extra lifelike, although Konami scanned Messi’s face and physique as a part of its partnership with Barcelona, for whom Messi used to play.

Konami had already confirmed through the sport’s official Twitter account that eFootball can be “mainly a demo” at launch.

Though it was acknowledged to solely embody 9 groups on its launch day, Konami has introduced a brand new Worldwide Golf equipment occasion that lasts till November 8, throughout which gamers can select from a wider vary of groups to try to earn GP, one of many sport’s currencies.