Konami surprise drops a PES 2022 open beta

The New Football Game Online Performance Test

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Konami launched an open beta for a “New Football Game,” presumably the next iteration of its PES football series. And what’s stranger is, this is a surprise launch, out now on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, and Xbox One.

In what Konami is calling the New Football Game Online Performance Test, the company states it is evaluating the quality of the online matchmaking and connection to servers. Konami also says that the gameplay mechanics, balancing, animations, and graphics are all still in development.

The demo is limited to a select number of teams and squads of 22 players, and you won’t need PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold to play multiplayer matches. There’s a survey available too, to provide any feedback you have.

It’s a bit strange to see this so quietly launched, but if you’re aching for some soccer on your new console, you’ll have the New Football Game around until July 8.

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