The first PES 2019 screenshots have leaked online – and it’s looking absolutely superb.
The Hong Kong PlayStation Store briefly listed PES 2019 with a release date of 30th August, along with screens and the cover of the Legend Edition.
Amazingly, it appears David Beckham has been chosen as the cover star.
The store description listed a number of new features, including “authentic leagues” with the caption: “Huge addition of licensed leagues.”
This is massive news as Konami recently announced they had lost the Champions League licence.
The leak, on Evo-web, goes on to say that “every element” of MyClub has been redone, with 11 new skill traits available.
Elsewhere, the game will support 4K and HDR while ML Real Season has “3 significant changes” – ICC pre-season, in-depth transfer system and new league licenses.
UEFA and Konami confirmed earlier this month (April) that the partnership has come to an end after a mutual understanding.
“Konami has been a strong licensing partner for the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League, with our competition brand being heavily featured within the video game and as part of the popular Konami-organised UEFA Champions League e-sports tournaments’,” said Marketing director of UEFA events Guy-Laurent Epstein.
“It has been a very cooperative and mutually beneficial partnership. UEFA would like to thank Konami for its tremendous commitment and support to UEFA club competitions for the last decade and we look forward to continuing to work with Konami in the sphere of UEFA national team football.”
The news now opens the door for EA Sports to bid for the licence for FIFA 19.