The football match is for a major overhaul this year and fans can predict the new edition months ahead of time
Pro Evolution Soccer remains one of the most popular football matches thanks to its focus on gaming rather than licensing and graphics.
To boost players’ appetites, Konami usually introduces a demo for the match before its official launch.
This year, Konami made the game available early as a free download to test the online football system called the ‘New Football Game Online Performance Test’.
A full demo is likely to follow, but the release notes say that ‘game, game balance, production, graphics, etc. Will change and improve. ‘
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- When will the PES 2022 demo be released?
- On which consoles can the PES 2022 demo be played?
- Which teams are in the PES 2022 demo?
- Which stadiums are in the PES 2022 demo?
- Download the PES 2022 demo
The first version of PES 2022 available for download is the “New Football Game Online Performance Test”, which can be downloaded for free and closer to a beta version of the game, rather than an actual demo.
It was released on June 24 and should be available until July 8.
The download comes with an disclaimer stating that it’s nowhere near the finished version of PES 2002, and that’s probably why it’s got such a vague name in PlayStation and Xbox stores:
“The main purpose of the New Performance Game Online Performance Test is to assess the stability and connection quality of our servers, as well as the performance of our matchmaking system.
“Note that all elements of the game (controls / balance, etc.) and all visuals are a work in progress. Everything is subject to change, and many of these elements will be improved in the future.
“That said, we hope this small preview makes you want the official release!”
The New Football Game Online Performance Test is currently available for download on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X / S and Xbox One.
There is no version available for download on a computer, but it is expected that PES 2022 will be confirmed for a computer when it is officially announced on July 21st.
The download of the online performance test is only available until July 8, so you need to download it before then.
Konami has licenses from Juventus, Barcelona, Manchester United and Bayern Munich and all of these teams are available to download in the early version of PES 2022.
The exclusive license with Juventus means that PES is the only football simulation in which they are, with the club called FIFA Piedmont Calcio, use a fake badge and sweater.
The only stadium currently available is the eFootball Stadium, but you can choose whether you want to play during the day or at night to see the lighting effects of the game.
Pitch and weather conditions are random, while the halves cannot be changed by five minutes each. No extra time or penalty goals are included, so matches can end in a draw.
Only one online fast match is currently available that meets the beta title “New Soccer Online Performance Test.”
The PES 2022 New Football Game Online Performance Test Demo is available for free download for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X / S and Xbox One.
The download size is approximately 6.7 GB and is available in the online stores on PlayStation and Xbox.