eFootball 2022 is a disaster in more ways than one, from its bizarre character models and technical issues to its limited, lurching gameplay.
The battle for video game soccer supremacy has been going back and forth for decades, with Konami and EA vying for the highly lucrative prize. Unless Konami makes drastic changes to eFootball 2022, this year’s offering from the publisher, then it’s hardly going to be a fight at all.
eFootball 2022 is Konami’s radical rebrand of the long-standing Pro Evolution Soccer series. Taking on a free-to-play model, the launch version of eFootball 2022 comes with restricted gameplay options, and expectations that regular updates will add further content as part of a currently vague roadmap. It’s certainly a gamble, turning away from the profitable if controversial template that had worked well financially for both FIFA and Pro Evo.