Master League has always been my favorite mode in PES, even back in the Winning Eleven days. As an RPG fan I yearn for the ability to create a character, level up stats, and see a beautiful narrative play out in front my eyes.
I love this mode so much that I even created a YouTube Channel for it so that I didn’t overwhelm the site accounts with my virtual footy passions. So you can just imagine my excitement when I noticed that Konami has improved Master League this year for PES 2020.
This year you’ll be able to experience the ebb and flow of each season through dynamic interactions that reflect the result of every victory, loss and contract negotiation. Additionally, your imagination will no longer be tasked with filling in the blanks when navigating the player transfer system. Enhanced integration of real world data has now been incorporated to bridge the gap between game and reality, ensuring that each facet of the Master League transfer market is closely aligned with the real world of football.
Manager models have also seen marked improvement and legendary managers from several countries are now available for selection. With all this and more to come, there have never been more reasons to be excited for Master League.
Interactive Dialogue System
New in PES 2020, Master League’s powerful interactive dialogue system puts the reins firmly in your hands when it comes to controlling story progression. Choose responses that suit your personality to drive mode progression and create your own personal Master League story.
More Realistic Transfers
In response to feedback from the community, the team have worked hard this year to implement a more realistic transfer system. The transfer market in PES 2020 will use a brand-new algorithm built on a rich library of real world football data to ensure that transfers, transfer fees, salaries and various other elements are in close alignment with reality. The new transfer system will be more customizable than previous years, with the ability to configure how often players transfer, how difficult negotiations will be, how often your players are payed and whether your first year will feature a pre-season transfer window.
Improved Manager Models
PES 2020 will allow you to customize your manager model with a greater level of freedom thanks to the use of high performance 3D scanning technology to capture images of individuals of varying body shapes and sizes. Create an avatar in your own image, or something entirely different — the choice is yours. Additionally, you’ll now be able to play through master league using one of several world-renowned managers as your avatar, including Zico, Cruyff and Maradona.
Customizable Sponsor Logos
You will also be able to create and customize your own sponsor logos, which will be displayed on the media backdrop during interviews as well as on the Master League main menu screen.
This is all great, but I hope there is more to be revealed post E3. Stadium editor anyone?
eFootball PES 2020 Releases for PlayStation 4, XBOX ONE and PC via Steam on September 10th 2019.