Recently, Konami took the unprecedented decision to not release a full Pro Evolution Soccer game this year. As the generational transition begins, the developer opted to release a smaller update for this year’s game. PES 2021 will set you back $30, containing more of a roster update than anything else. Whilst this could have been an opportunity for a Switch release (like the FIFA Legacy editions), Konami has said it’s not working on PES 2021 for Nintendo Switch.
In an interview with Eurogamer, PES European Brand Manager Lennart Bobzien confirmed this, stating: “I have a Switch at home. I love the Switch as a console. But I can just comment about PES 2021, and this will just be available on the current console generation, which means PS4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. There will be no Switch version for this year.”
With PES skipping Nintendo Switch for another year, maybe it will arrive with the 2022 launch. After all, Bobzien’s comment enforces the belief that the Switch is a “next-gen” system. With 2021’s roster update being based on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, a proper 2022 relaunch of the series on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Nintendo Switch could go a long way to make a dent in FIFA‘s market share.
Would you like to see PES on Switch?