Konami have announced today a 3-year licensing agreement with UEFA for its football game, Pro Evolution Soccer.
As a result for this deal, PES series will exclusively feature iconography and presentation elements associated with UEFA’s major club competitions, including UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League, which will be allowed to feature as both individual modes and within a larger season overview. UEFA Super Cup will also feature within Master League mode.
“The UEFA Champions League is the biggest prize in club football and we are delighted to have extended our exclusive agreement with UEFA to feature it in the PES series” before going on to comment that these are “exciting times for the PES series”. Konami’s European Brand Director, Sean Ratcliffe.
Sean Ratcliffe also mentioned the work with UEFA in creating the PES Virtual UEFA Champions League – a global competitive PES website, the World Final of which was this year played alongside the UEFA Champions League Final in Berlin. The two grand finalists of which took part in a special exhibition game in front of thousands at the Olympiastadion.
PES 2016 will include the host stadiums of the UEFA Champions League and Europa League, which were both included in PES 2015.
Therefore, FIFA 16 definitely won’t have UEFA Champions League competitions included in the game, a feature that FIFA fans were asking EA to add to the game. There were some rumours that EA Sports are trying to get UEFA license to include its competitions in FIFA 16. Apparently, EA still have the chance to get the licence for upcoming EURO 2016 tournament.