Konami have explained why they chosen to skip next-gen for PES 2014.
PES 2014 is shaping up to be one of the best PES games in recent years but will only be released for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. There have been fans who have slated the decision made by Konami to skip next-gen until PES 2015 but Manorito Hosoda and Jon Murphy stand by that decision insisting that most fans of the series will still be with current gen.
Speaking to CVG, Hosoda stated:
We’re not sure how quickly the uptake of the next generation will go, The fan base is with the current gen, and before moving on we want to make a good game with the new engine.
Jon Murphy also added:
We’re kind of damned if we do and damned if we don’t. I think we’re in a slightly different position [to FIFA], because we’ve been criticised in the past about producing a ‘next gen’ version when we weren’t ready.
Perhaps we’re in a slightly different position to another company in that sense, We can’t get away with producing a version that isn’t absolutely shit-hot on next generation.
I think we want to be confident when we do bring something out and not in a position where people are criticising us for producing a sloppy, second rate port. We’re going to produce something that puts us back to where we should be in terms of quality
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