The Premier League finally returns this weekend after an incredible summer of footballing action. Rather than waiting a few more days for the first few games, you can satisfy that soccer itch with the PES 2019 demo.
The demo is now available worldwide on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam on PC. There will be no Nintendo Switch version of the game.
We’ve compiled everything you need to know about the demo, including new features as well as teams and playable modes.
Konami has released a free demo for PES 2019 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam on PC
What modes are playable in the PES 2019 demo?
The PES 2019 demo offers a substantial look at the full game with both online and offline modes available.
Offline, you can play 1v1 or 2v2 matches with friends and the AI in Exhibition and Co-op offline modes. You can also play against randomly matched players online in Quick Match.
Which teams and which stadiums will be on the PES demo?
PES 2019 demo will feature 10 teams including Liverpool and World Cup winner France
The demo will feature an impressive 10-team squad with two international teams and clubs representing seven different leagues – many of which are fully licensed.
The playable teams will be Barcelona, Liverpool, Schalke, Inter, AC Milan, AS Monaco, Flamengo, Sao Paulo, Palmeiras, Colo Colo, France and Argentina.
All these teams, with the exception of the two international teams, are fully licensed while the two playable stadiums are the Nou Camp in Barcelona and the VELTINS-Arena in Schalke.
Nou Camp Barcelona is fully licensed in PES 2019 and will be one of two demo stadiums
The other stage in the demo is Schalke’s VELTINS-Arena, brand new to the franchise.
What are the new features of PES this year?
Konami has taken great steps to further improve the graphics of the game. PES 19 will be available in 4K HDR on all platforms and will feature dynamic lighting and shadows both on the pitch and in the crowd.
The game promises to be more realistic than ever with the new ‘magical moments’ feature that adds 11 new skill traits that improve player uniqueness, including: edge turn, no gaze, control loop, diving shot and ascending shot.
Players will move and act differently depending on where they and the ball are on the pitch, and more difficult players will be able to make precise, feigned movements to pass defenders.
On top of that, teams may be easier to break down with the new “eye strain” system. As the match progresses, players will become more tired, which will affect both their behavior and performance.
When is the full PES 2019 game released in the UK?
The full version of PES 2019 will launch 20 days after the demo and will be available worldwide on Tuesday, August 30. It will be delivered in 4K HDR on all platforms and will have dynamic lighting and shadows both in the field and in the crowd.
The game will be released with three versions: the Standard Edition, the David Beckham Edition with extras for My Club, and the Digital-Only Legends Edition which also allows you to add a Legend to My Club.