Yesterday was an eventful day for Konami and PES, with a number of announcements for PES 2020 and the surprise removal of PES 2019 from the PS Plus lineup of titles for July.
Konami announced it had signed a deal with Manchester United for the club to appear in PES 2020 and future games, with 3D body-scanning, legends such as David Beckham and Old Trafford all included.
It’s a coup for Konami – although Manchester United will of course appear officially licensed in FIFA 20 as part of EA Sports’ deal with the Premier League. But, in the same breath, Konami’s contract with European champions Liverpool was terminated. In fact, its deal with Liverpool, signed in 2016, ended on Sunday, 30th June.