It was on the cards, but due to the global COVID-19 pandemic that is hitting the world, Konami have today confirmed that their planned UEFA EURO 2020 update for eFootball PES 2020 has been postponed until further notice.
Originally announced back in March, the UEFA EURO 2020 update was to be Konami’s free shot at delivering the real world tournament to virtual eFootball PES 2020 players, with a planned April 30th launch date seeing all players gaining access to the UEFA EURO 2020 Tournament mode featuring all 55 UEFA national teams and latest kits, plus Wembley Stadium.
Running as the official videogame of EURO 2020, it would have been adding the official match ball, a number of myClub featured players, themed matchdays, a Team of the Tournament and much, much more. But sadly, as with the real world tournament being pushed back to 2021 due to the pandemic, the video game version also takes a hit.
As a result of the postponement of the UEFA EURO 2020 tournament and the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. has today announced that the upcoming UEFA EURO 2020 downloadable content (DLC) for eFootball PES 2020 has been delayed until further notice.
Due to the latest state of emergency declared in Japan, the original April 30th release date for the DLC is no longer possible. Further to this, Konami have also decided, quite rightly, to cancel plans to release a physical version of eFootball PES 2020 with a UEFA EURO 2020 cover. Will we be seeing the DLC arrive next year? Whilst nothing is confirmed, it has been noted that a free update will arrive further down the line via a Data Pack. We will of course keep you up-to-date with matters as the weeks and months progress.
In better news, and alongside the planned DLC, Konami and UEFA have confirmed that the UEFA eEURO 2020 esports tournament that is to be played exclusively on eFootball PES 2020, will continue this year, with the final taking place online on May 23th – 24th. The finalists had been scheduled to gather in London in July, but the tournament will now take place virtually.