PES 2019 will have a Quick Subs feature much like FIFA – only Konami have made it that little bit better.
EA’s game automatically recommends a player to bring on with a press of the RT / R2 trigger when prompted.
But in this year’s PES, Konami will allow you to choose who to bring on on the fly.
Whenever there’s a dead ball, a prompt will appear the bottom corner of the screen. Press this and you’ll be taken to a subs menu.
You’ll then be able to quickly select who gets a run out.
In FIFA, the best way to ensure the recommendations were relevant was to set up your quick substitutions before the match.
But this was fiddly and took away from the match-day experience.
PES 2019’s system meanwhile should make the game much quicker, meaning more games for us.
So, what else can we expect from this year’s PES?
Well, apart from the addition of a number of brilliant celebrations, there’s also been a significant overhaul in gameplay and visuals.
This year’s game takes player individuality to the next level by introducing 11 new skills.
These include cross-over turn, no-look pass, controlled chip, dipping shot and rising shot.
Players will also show Visible Fatigue, which will impact performance and behaviour.
Elsewhere, new shooting mechanics will take into account improved ball physics, player and ball position, and player skills and shot styles.
Thanks to ‘Enlighten’ software, true-to-life visual effects and 4K HDR is supported across all platforms.
Real time ‘Global Illumination’ lighting and shadows results in better crowd detail, real grass textures and the return of the popular snow weather effect.
We can’t wait.