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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Pro evolution and FIFA are considered the kings when it comes to football gaming. With both games always being highly anticipated people always show a great sense of urgency to find out what improvements each game will have.


It seems the main problem that Konami (makers of PES) have had in recent years is to gain fully licensing for some main european leagues, the highlight of this is the Premier League, this results many fans in England and around the world to choose FIFA over PES. FIFA on the other hand have rights to a majority of leagues, also including second divisions for some countries.

This upcoming gaming year, PES 2011 will once again not have the rights to the English Premier League, despite this, aswell as gaining official rights to the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League in 2010, they will also feature the UEFA Super Cup and the CONMEBOL Copa Libertadores sparking off a chain of fans in South America.

Gameplay improvements

FIFA who in the past have been met by criticism for minimal improvements on the previous games seem to have added a few additions for the upcoming FIFA 11.

Personality+: This is supposed to reflect each players individual attributes more resulting in a clear differentiation between players.

Pro Passing: This will mean that the gamer's accuracy in passing will reflect the actual accuracy of each pass in-game, also the accuracy will depend on the player being used in the game.

Fifa Theatre: For the first time ever in the Fifa Series, Players will be able to create their own soundtracks that can be improted into the game. Players can also create customised chants that can be imported and set to play when the players are coming on the field, at haltime, when goals are scored and at the end of a match.

Creation Centre: Players can now edit kits, names, home stadia and players on the internet and download to their console and share it with friends.

Pro Evolution Soccer who in the past generations of football games were considered the king ahead of FIFA, have struggled to match FIFA on the Next Gen Scene. This year looks very promising for PES fans as Konami have promised a much improved game with lots of new features.

Total Control: Konami are said to have improved the 360 Degree passing ratio, meaning the player will have a much higher level of control over passes, shots, throw ins, through balls, and lofted through balls. Players must weight their passes precisely and anticipate the runs that their team mates will make.

Shot and Stamina Gauge: The all new stamina gauge will detail the exact level of the players fitness. Constantly sprinting will hurt the players fitness level, this will affect the players movements and passing ability.

Speed of Play: The additional levels of control in PES 2011 allow the speed of play to change dependent on the situation of the match. For instance the game will quickly liven up when a counter attack starts. Passing will be the key aspect in PES 2011 with long runs not being as effective as in the previous games.

New Defender AI: The new defensive AI means that the defenders now stay in position and no longer chase any ball that enters their area, instead they try to close down the attacker forcing them to make a mistake.

Stadium Editor: With the stadium editor you will be able to recreate any stadium in the game, You will be able to choose the capacity, the turf style, the nets, the roofing and the tunnel placement, whether the stadium has a running track or just grass around the pitch and the distance the stands are from the pitch. There will be space to create 25 additional stadiums on top of the 25 that will be in the game by default.

PES 2011 Logo

Pro Evolution Soccer 2011

The Italian league, French league and Dutch league are expected to be fully licensed as always, however, it is yet to be confirmed.

The Spanish league is expected to be partially licensed, at least 12 teams.

Only 2 teams from the english league will be fully licensed, Man Utd, and it is thought to be Chelsea but it is yet to be fully confirmed.

Here is an official list of confirmed teams..

Inter, Roma, Man Utd, Chelsea, Benfica, Porto, Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Boca Juniors, River Plate, C.A Colon, Estadiantes De La Plata, Deportivo Tachira, Deportivo Italia, Caracas FC, C.A Cerro, C.A Lanus, Newell's Old Boys, C.A Velez Sarsfield, Club Blooming, Club Bolivar, Real Potosi, Once Caldes, Deportivo Quito, C.S Elemec, San Luis F.C, C.D Guardalajara, Sao Paolo F.C, Juan Aurich, Alianza Lima, Club Nacional, Club Libertad, C.F Monterrey, Estudiantes Tecos, Junior, Independiente Medellin, C.F Universidad De Chile, C.R Flamengo, SC Internacional, S.C Corinthiants, Cruzeiro E.C


FIFA have not unveiled any information on any teams yet, but it is expected that many leagues will be fully licensed.

Some of those leagues include:

Australian League, Austrian League, Belgian League, Italian League, French League, American League, Turkish League, Swiss League, Swedish League, Spanish League, Scottish League, Russian League, Polish League, Portugese League, Norwegian League, Dutch League, Mexican League, Korean League, Irish League, German League, English League.

Also it is expected that the English, Italian, Spanish, German and French Leagues will also contain lower divisions.

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