eFootball 2023 is now available on all major platforms and mobiles. On Thursday, Konami launched the latest version/content update for its annual football simulation franchise. This year, the free-to-play title brings AC Milan and Inter as officially licensed clubs, with the summer transfers reflected in their lineup. With this new update, fans will be expecting major improvements to the eFootball franchise, which currently holds ‘mostly negative’ reviews on Steam. eFootball 2023 has been launched for mobile devices on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, PC, and on Android and iOS.
Konami released an official launch trailer for eFootball 2023, which features some of the cover stars and their respective player cards in-game. Highlights include an ‘Epic’ 96-rated Wesley Snyder, who played for Inter, and 82-rated Clarence Seedorf from AC Milan. Both player cards have been added to the roster as part of Konami’s newly-renewed license with the clubs. The publisher has also added Liga BBVA MX, bringing all 18 Mexican clubs and the Estadio Azteca stadium into play.
The eFootball 2023 trailer also features Lionel Messi, Neymar and Trent Alexander-Arnold, although the latter has a 96-rated card for the English national team. Konami does not have a licensing deal with Liverpool FC. The studio is still on good terms with FC Barcelona, FC Bayern Munich and Manchester United FC, which explains why Bruno Fernandes has a dedicated player card for the club. All officially licensed teams will come with logos, kits, player likenesses and respective stadiums.
The eFootball 2023 39.75GB update is available as a download, with the older 2022 version and PES Lites nowhere to be seen on Steam. The title, formerly known as ‘Pro Evolution Soccer’, was changed to ‘eFootball’ a few years back. Last year, it dropped the PES moniker altogether. eFootball 2022 was the first in the series to use Unreal Engine 4. This didn’t bode well for the company, as the free-to-play game was packed with brutal graphics quality, poor reaction times, and uneven ball physics. It also has a serious lack of content, offering only nine playable teams and one-time-only online tournament entry.
With eFootball 2023, Konami is introducing the ‘Manager Pack’ – not to be confused with Manager Career – which is a set of training programs designed to take your dream team to the “next level”. . Soccer legends Johan Cruyff and Fabio Cannavaro will offer tactical advice to improve your gameplay in the Ultimate Team component of eFootball. Konami previously promised a solid career mode in the upcoming update, though it still hasn’t been included.
In addition to club teams, players can now make national teams their base for the Dream Team. Additionally, Tour events can now be AI-simulated while you take the backseat and farm event prizes.
eFootball 2023 is now available on Android, iOS, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X. Players will need to create or sign in to their Konami account to play.