Wednesday, December 8

‘eFootball’ needs (much) more time: Konami delays the launch of the stable version until spring 2022

‘eFootball’ has not got off to a good start. The new free to play football game from Konami, spiritual successor to the now defunct ‘Pro Evolution Soccer’, hit the market just over a month ago like an incomplete game, half cooked. The criticism was not positive as of today is one of the worst rated games on Steam.

The hope was placed on November 11, when Konami, in principle, was going to publish version 1.0.0 (which would become the stable version), but no. And it is that Konami has issued an official statement in which it states that the game is delayed until spring 2022.

‘eFootball’ delayed until spring 2022

As Konami explained in the statement, “we have concluded that it takes more time to deliver the product with the quality that meets the expectations of our users and we have decided to postpone the delivery. “

Thus, the company has delayed the release of version 1.0.0. until spring 2022 (starting in March). That includes the full game, mobile support, and the new game mode.. In addition, Konami has announced the cancellation and automatic refunds of the “‘eFootbal 2022’ Premium Player Pack”, as it included in-game items that could only be used as of version 1.0.0.


Those users who pre-ordered the “‘eFootball’ 2022 Premium Player Pack” will see the order canceled. Konami will refund the payment “following the process defined by the platform’s policies.” The user does not have to do anything to receive the refund. On the other hand, and according to Konami:

“If you have reserved the ‘Premium Player Pack’ and wish to continue playing ‘eFootball 2022’, you will need to re-download the main ‘eFootball 2022’ game once the pre-order has been canceled.”

So, and having seen what has been seen, we will have to wait a bit to access the stable version of ‘eFootball’. However, the company will release version 0.9.1 from today “to correct numerous errors sequentially on each platform.” Details of the new updates and the schedule for the mobile version will be announced later.

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