PES 2016 players had to wait over a month before the first PES 2016 Data Pack was released which was supposed to correct all transfers, meaning that your game would have been up-to-date as of September 2nd when the football transfer window had been slammed shut.
If that wasn’t bad enough, Konami have then still failed to include all the transfers which were completed towards the end of the window, despite having over a month to get them sorted. As expected, this hasn’t gone down too well with players of PES 2016. FIFA 16 released a week after PES 2016 and had every transfer completed so there really is no excuse for Konami, especially considering PES 2016 features less teams and leagues to update compared to FIFA.
As a result of releasing an incomplete roster update, Konami has come out and apologized to fans, claiming that they have learnt from this. It’s a shame they haven’t learnt how to include all transfers before the game releases though, with PES containing outdated squads at release for the past few years.
Unfortunately, it will take some weeks to correct the rosters according to Konami which will also delay the Data Pack which was scheduled for the end of November.
In a statement issues to PES Fan, Konami stated, “There has been an issue with the latest Data Pack released October 29th, and we wanted to reach out to our fans to let you know just how we’re dealing with this current situation.”
“Currently the roster update for offline play which impacts Master League, competitions and edit mode is not complete, missing the final few days of transfers. The online modes, such as ranked matches, myClub and exhibition mode using Live Updates are up to date, as they were from October 2nd – and they remain unaffected”, said Konami. “We’ve received many questions regarding why offline and online are unique, and right now I wanted to explain that the systems being used for online updates are separated from offline due to the process we need to go through, with patch data including lists that needs to be checked internally and externally and may take weeks before the distribution.”
The Data Pack which was planned to release at the end of November, which would have included a new stadium, the Maracana has been delayed until the rosters have been updated.
“The roster issue is a priority for us to correct ASAP, but will take some weeks unfortunately. We had planned a second Data Pack for end of November which was set to include a new stadium for PS4 and Xbox One, the Maracana. However, we will not release this Data Pack without including a fix for the offline roster issue.”
Konami concluded, “We also want to take the opportunity to sincerely apologise to those fans affected by this issue. It’s frustrating for the fans, and for the team making the game. We assure everyone that we have learnt from this situation, and confirm designs to improve situations like these are currently being considered for future products.”
All online modes have corrected rosters however, with the outdates rosters affecting offline modes such as Master League and Become A Legend.