Looks like Konami has landed a great deal by signing a premium partner agreement with the Spanish club FC Barcelona. This agreement is valid for three years.
So you can expect the club’s players accurately modeled in PES 2017 and future games along with their kits and stadium. They can also advertise during real life matches at the Camp Nou stadium which is sure to get PES and Konami a lot more exposure.
“By working closely with a team of Barcelona’s stature we can introduce the PES series to a huge global fan base,” President of Konami Digital Entertainment said.
“This partnership will deliver access to the very best players in the modern game and to one of the world’s most respected and ambitious clubs. The PES series is famed for its realism and control, so the fit between such a skilled team and a game that celebrates such ability is perfect.”
It still won’t be enough to compete with EA and its juggernaut licensing power but as the previous PES game showed, Konami are definitely catching up to FIFA.
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