That was quick!
Konami have announced via the @officialpes twitter handle that a new patch, version 1.03, is on the way and fans will get the chance to ask European Team Leader @JonMurphy_PES questions regarding this surprise package tomorrow, 13th December.
The tweet reads:
Be sure to return tomorrow when we hope to have some details for you regards the new patch after the planned Q & A.
Short and sweet, but the brief Q & A with Jon did offer some insight as to what expect on 20th December :
1) The Patch 1.03 will be released on the 20th of December. What can you tell us more about it?
The key advance, is a full extension of the 2v2 mode, which was highest on the fans’ wish list. Although it was there before, it wasn’t really what the fans expected so we have used this new update to make some key changes. The overall balance of the game has also been addressed, and we’ve also taken the opportunity to make a few aesthetic improvements here and there, with the movement of players now enhanced and a number of new goal celebrations added. We’ve also rectified a couple of small issues with MLO and some of the Online Modes in line with requests from the fan base.
2) The 2v2 is obviously the biggest fix of the 1.03 patch. Can you explain us a bit more about this change?
Let’s face it, PES 2013 is a stunning multi-player experience, and we are extremely pleased with how the FCS team has responded to the demands of the fan base. While there was an acceptable 2v2 mode in the game, the team has worked to improve core elements to make it even more intuitive and to make it closer to the single-player experience, with better player switching.
3) The Black Boots and Auto-save features have been also fixed in the previous patch, thanks to our fans’ feedback. How important do you consider our customer’s opinions?
They are vital. It is because of fan support that we have made such huge steps with the PES series in recent years. When we do something right, they tell us. If we get it wrong, they offer support and suggestions -and we would be mad to ignore them.
We have an enviable number of avenues where we can receive fan feedback, and we thank them for their dedication and enthusiasm. Their support is vital to the evolution of the series. It may take time to address everything, we are constantly trying!
4) Could you tell us about what is coming in the future?
Having addressed the key 2v2 issue that was top of the fans’ list, we still have a number of elements that we, and they, feel need attention. We’ll let you know more very soon….
5) Are you using the app myPES 2013 and what do you think about it?
I’m split between Japan and the UK a lot, so my game hours are horribly limited right now. I have used it a couple of times, and think that it is one of the more under-rated parts of the game: it’s a simple way to get mates together for games, and extremely user-friendly. We’re seeing a lot of growth in its use, too, and also have some superb advances in mind as we constantly look to enhance its use.
6) Just for our fans, can you tell us what is your favourite team and favourite mode in Pro Evolution Soccer 2013?
I’m a Chelsea fan, so can often be seen handing out hammerings in the guise of London FC. And I’m a huge fan of playing 2v2 in the office -working as a team to break down an opponent really brings out your competitive streak.