Gamereactor is at Emirates Stadium in London this weekend for the PES League World Finals, and while we were at the home of Arsenal FC we talked to Konami's Lennart Bobzien about the upcoming demo from this year's PES, and there was plenty of details to share about what fans can expect from this year's sneak peek.
"Really good news for us, for our fans; the demo is available on July 30th for all three platforms (PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam)," Bobzien told Gamereactor.
"The great news is that this year, besides the offline mode and the online mode - which is Quick Play and Co-op for online - for the first time we've included the Edit Mode into the demo, and this means that all our fans, they can start playing around with the Edit Mode, they can create their own bespoke kits, they can edit teams as well."
"In total, we will have six leagues available in the demo, so six leagues our users can play around with, and a very nice feature is you will be able to carry over your edited files, from the demo over to the final product when it comes out in September."
"So this is something where we want to give our communities and our users the opportunity to get used to the Edit Mode early and then play around and be creative."
"The E3 version is not - by far - not the final version, so the demo version end of July will be more advanced than the E3 build, so it's something definitely our fans can look forward to".
"To put it this way, in total we will have 14 fully-licensed teams. So, 11 teams we've already announced - we will have Barcelona, Arsenal, some South American teams - and obviously, there will be three teams added to the demo that we can not talk about yet since they're linked to upcoming partner club announcements. And the leagues I was talking about are like generic leagues, so it means that our fans have enough space to play around, so there are enough teams available which they can play around with and can edit."
We also spoke to Bobzien about option files, and we can confirm that they can be created and imported: "For us, the most important one is that the fans can get used to the Edit Mode, since the Edit Mode is so popular, and we just want to give them the chance that they can play around earlier than the release date."
Gamereactor can also confirm that the demo will include three stadiums.
Finally, what is The Eleven that was teased at E3? We asked Bobzien in London, and this is what he told us:
"The Eleven is linked to the Edit Mode since we will work with professional artists and we will create or provide very unique and bespoke kits moving forward. So this is a campaign we will talk more about the release of the demo, but just to clear out any rumours, Project Eleven is linked to the Edit Mode."