Konami is looking to use Hideo Kojima’s Fox Engine to power its next-generation entry in the Pro Evolution Soccer series, in order to finally close the gap on main rival EA.
At the Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 unveiling event senior producer Naoya Hatsumi was asked what the team planned to do in order to prevent EA getting the jump on them come the launch of next-generation hardware. “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,” he added. “Have you heard of the Fox Engine? We are working very closely with them.”
The Fox Engine appears to be incredibly powerful from what we’ve seen far, but whether it will be enough to close the gap on FIFA is yet to be seen. EA has a distinct advantage in almost every area when it comes to soccer simulation, and as long as they continue to hold onto the official licensing they will remain on top.
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