The major update previously announced by Konami for their latest title eFootball, is now delayed until Spring 2022. The game was already heavily criticized by many people for numerous reasons and this update was a big deal for Konami to score an important momentum shift.
The update is said to bring new modes, season pass system, microtransactions. Also the $40 DLC pack Konami has been selling since September is now also refunded due to this huge delay. If you want to hear more, now people who pre-ordered it will have to delete the game and re-install.
Statement from Konami says “We would like to inform you that the v1.0.0 update for eFootball 2022, scheduled to be released on November 11, 2021, has been postponed until Spring 2022. Also, we would like to announce the cancellation and automatic refunds of eFootball 2022 Premium Player Pack, which includes items that can only be used in-game after the v1.0.0 update. We have been working diligently towards distributing an update that will bring new content to the game, including a new mode where you can strengthen and play with an original team, as well as support for mobile devices on November 11, 2021. Unfortunately, we have concluded that more time is needed to deliver the product in the quality that will meet the expectations of our users and have decided to postpone the delivery.”
The game currently offers only exhibition matches with a limited number of teams alongside some timed challenges that takes players to a series of mini online games.
A silver lining among all these bad news is that Konami is still releasing a smaller patch that fixes some of the bugs reported since launch. Better than nothing indeed.
The patch fixes more than 60 bugs, which are listed in the game’s official patch notes.
These include floating players, strange facial animations, disappearing players, players missing the ball altogether when shooting and the referee “being trapped on the surface of the pitch during a match”.
Konami is clearly in some trouble with this one, but we may be able to see an improvement in Spring.