When PES 2019 releases next week, it will launch with the most licensed leagues that any PES game has ever had. Despite losing the official Champions League and Europa League licenses, Konami has so far announced that they will be adding 7 new fully licensed leagues to the game.
However, that’s not all as Konami has revealed that more leagues and teams will be added to PES 2019 in the weeks and months following the game’s launch.
In an interview posted by IGN, European PES Brand Manager Lennart Bobzien discusses post-launch content for PES 2019 where he revealed more leagues and teams will be added to the game through data packs.
“For post-launch, we have loads of stuff actually ready on preparation right now. What’s very important for us is that there will be continuous support. So we will release the game next week and from that, from day one basically onwards, there will be continuous content being released through our data packs.”
Lennart continued, “Those in-game updates will include new stadiums, such as for example Celtic Park
and Ibrox from our partner clubs. On top of that, there will actually be more leagues and teams coming also. We are not done yet.”
Unfortunately, Lennart did not add any additional details, so we really don’t know what leagues or teams will be added in the future or how many. Fans of the series who were disappointed that Konami removed the Italian Second Division and the Spanish Second Division will be hopeful that these additional leagues will see them added back into the game.
It will be interesting to see whether or not Konami still have other licensed leagues that they are holding back for post-launch, or if these new leagues will be either unlicensed or fake. Most PES fans will be pleased to hear though that PES is set to have even more leagues and teams than ever before.
You can watch the full video below. Skip to 10:47 for the part where Lennart discusses post-launch content.
PES 2019 launches on August 28th in North America and August 30th in Europe. The game will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.