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The photo that could prove PES 2018 may have better player faces than FIFA 18

Konami are taking realism to another level as they prepare to battle EA SPORTS juggernaut

PES has long had a history of getting some player faces wrong.

Just take a look at what they did to Frank Ribery, for God’s sake.

Ribery in one of the earlier PES games looked like a monster

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Ribery in one of the earlier PES games looked like a monster

But the funny face curse could well and truly be coming to an end – if this latest screenshot is anything to go by.

Gamesradar journalist Ben Wilson managed to ask PES Global Product & Brand Manager Adam Bhatti about the new faces coming to the game.

And rather than just tell him about it, Bhatti flashed a presentation on his laptop showing off five players – including the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Sergio Ramos.

The last game was criticised for a wildly varied quality of player likeness – Barcelona players looked spot on, but others clearly weren’t as detailed.

However, these latest images show just how much more effort Konami has put in to players outside of cover stars Barcelona.

A presentation on Adam Bhatti’s computer revealed five more faces coming to the new game – all boasting incredible realism

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A presentation on Adam Bhatti’s computer revealed five more faces coming to the new game – all boasting incredible realism

This is largely thanks to a better use of the Fox Engine – the same powerhouse behind the recent Metal Gear Solid Games.

FIFA 18 meanwhile has been busy showing off the improved Frostbite engine in a number of trailers and images.

Frostbite made its debut in FIFA 17, but has been overhauled to allow for even more realism.

Konami’s Fox Engine in full flow at the start of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

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Konami’s Fox Engine in full flow at the start of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Cristiano Ronaldo, the FIFA 18 cover star, played a large part in all promotional and teaser material, and looks far more lifelike than in FIFA 17.

Konami’s PES series has long been slammed over its lack of licences, which gives FIFA the edge year on year.

But getting player faces right is a move in the right direction as the two titles look to battle for peoples’ hard-earned cash in September.

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