Konami offers a non-answer on why PES 2020 isn't coming to Switch


EA doesn't do much for Switch, but they do put out FIFA every year. You'd think Konami would love to offer up their Soccer series on the Switch as well, but that's not the case. Pro Evolution Soccer hasn't come to the Switch at all, and the latest installment isn't heading over either. RealSport101 was wondering why that is, so they asked PES brand manager, Lennart Bonzein for the inside scoop. Unfortunately, his answer leaves a lot to be desired.

“I can’t really talk about the Switch, all I can say is that I love the Switch. I think it’s an amazing console and I really enjoy playing on it. As a company, Konami is aware of the Switch – we released Bomberman last year, we are releasing Contra on the Switch. For PES right now, just the current factors that the game is coming out on the three platforms – PS4, Xbox One and PC means there is no Switch version planned right now.”

Categories: Interviews, Consoles
Tags: konami, switch


I'm guessing it's the Fox Engine holding them back. Once they switch engines next generation (coughuefourcoughcough) I'm confident it'll be back on Nintendo systems.

The Fox Engine is one of the greatest optimized engines I have ever seen in gaming. No way is it due to that. This is the same engine that ran on a 360 and PS3 for MGSV and still looked amazing, and allowed even potato gaming PCs to run it at 60 FPS at a good resolution.

EA do hardly anything on Switch and phone in FIFA, this year's edition even more so. If they won't do much, then, no chance Konami will, as they're a shell of their former glory. I do think, also, that some companies are resentful of Nintendo using such limited hardware and say why should we be held back and use last generation graphics. It suits some companies, as it cuts costs and the majority of games on Switch are old ports, so the gamble isn't that big.

Isn't that Bomberman game he's referring to a launch title from 2017? I think the other consoles only got it last year. Yeah, you can tell he really likes the Switch.

Haha Konomi is almost a no name company these days. Just a shell of it’s former self. Hope they survive to change again cause they have such a legacy. But sorry, we don’t expect you anymore to bring games to Switch. We almost rather you didn’t right now.

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I don’t know much about this version of PES but not everyone is going to want to go to the effort to downscale their game for Switch. It might not be worth the effort. I don’t think anyone would be happy with that answer either.

Port remasters of metal gear solid on Switch and prove that you love it, Konami.

Classic Konami in action here.


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