Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 recently garnered a lot of Scottish attention. Why? Because Konami announced that the SPFL would be fully licensed in PES 2019. This is huge for Scottish football. With the recent explosion of media coverage due to global superstar Steven Gerrard stepping into the role of Ranger’s manager then the SPFL is perfectly placed to get some well deserved attention. With teams like Hibernian playing incredibly well and achieving European success alongside St Mirren and Livingston rising through the leagues then there is a lot of positivity. PES has stepped in to showcase that.
Last Thursday I went to Celtic Park to attend a special presentation and go hands on with the game. It was a brilliant experience, the game is absolutely fantastic. I even got to conduct an interview with European Brand Manager Lennart Bobzien. He is ecstatic at the inclusion of the two Glasgow giants. Outside of getting to experience the game, I learned a lot of interesting information with regards to Scottish football. The first being that the entire Rangers and Celtic squads have been 3D scanned into the game. That means your heroes, from Alfredo Morelos to Scott Brown will be picture perfect representation in the game. Well known players from other clubs have also been painstakingly recreated in the game. Two amazing examples were Kyle Lafferty and Efe Ambrose, they really did look amazing and it brings a new level of realism to the league. The final piece of love shown to the SPFL is the inclusion of the split. That’s right, in career mode, you’ll actually get to see the famous top/bottom 6 split in action. How’s that for realism?
Yep, that’s me being interviewed by Youth Football Scotland. As you can see I’m incredibly excited about this years iteration of PES, and my countries’ representation is a key part of this. The final announcement is that both Ibrox and Celtic Park have been fully 3D scanned and will feature in PES 2019 via an update later in 2018. Or Winter as Lennart eventually told me after I annoyed him long enough.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) August 2, 2018
Konami has gone above and beyond for Scottish football fans this season, and it’s not long until you see it in action. PES 2019 launches in Europe August 30th. For more information on the upcoming soccer title, stick to thelootgaming.com.