Konami will use the Fox Engine for the next generation of Pro Evolution Soccer titles.
The news comes via Eurogamer, who attended the games official reveal at a press event in Brazil. Senior producer Naoya Hatsumi told the site that it aims to close the gap on FIFA by updating the game’s engine and for that it’s looked to Kojima Productions.
“What we are trying to do is we are going to win back the crown when it comes to the next generation,” Hatsumi said. “That’s what we want to do, and to do this we need to have a new engine. That’s what we think.
“We have to use a new engine,” Hatsumi continued. “Have you heard of the Fox Engine? We are working very closely with them.”
The Fox Engine is looking very impressive, so it’ll be interesting to see how this shapes up when used in a title such as Pro Evolution Soccer.
In related news, Konami has also confirmed that it is working on a Vita version Pro Evolution Soccer, although it may not be out in time to coincide with the release of Pro Evolution Soccer 2013.
“We’re not saying that we’re not going to have PES on the Vita forever” producer Naoya Hatsumi told Eurogamer. “We’re working on development for a Vita version, of course, but it may not happen for PES 2013.”