Konami is clearly headed for a good year with the upcoming PES 2020 as it continues to add more teams to its ever-growing list of exclusive licences. This being an obvious effort to try and get back to FIFA that has dominated for years now, is clearly paying off.
With Argentina’s top club, Atlético River Plate being the latest team to appear exclusively in the game, the Japanese video game maker can now stand proud having grabbed licensing rights to the whole of Italy’s Serie A league. This then means that the game will have the right to use the league’s logo, trophy and any other associated badges.
And with licensing prowess being a major factor in marketing, PES 2020 might just have a fighting chance against its EA rivals, especially after snatching exclusive rights to Christiano Ronaldo’s Juventus FC earlier in July as well as being awarded another by AC Milan.
And if you thought that’s it, they just landed another deal with the Euro 2020, a summer tournament that features 50 national teams and will be included as a free update for the game. According to Konami, the deal means that the game will include each national team’s kits as well as the tournament’s official ball and the “hosting stadium”.
And with Konami already holding rights to other European giants like Barcelona, Arsenal, Manchester United and Bayern Munich, the guys over at EA might just have a reason to start panicking considering how superior the graphics of PES 2020‘s demo have already proved to be. Will we see other football organisations moving over to the game? With this current trend, we can’t help but hope for the best for Konami.