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Konami begins killing off eFootball 2022 after delaying any new features until next year

eFootball 2022 will not reach version 1.0.0 until sometime next year. (Image source: Konami)
eFootball 2022 will not reach version 1.0.0 until sometime next year. (Image source: Konami)
Konami has released version 0.9.1 of eFootball 2022, the first patch for the much-maligned game. While version 0.9.1 introduces numerous fixes, it contains no new features. Konami expected to add features next week with version 1.0.0, but it has delayed the update until spring 2022.

Konami has released the first patch to eFootball 2022, bringing the game to version 0.9.1. For context, the game arrived not even half-baked as version 0.9.0 and will go down as one of the worst releases of 2021, if not of the last few years.

Version 0.9.1 of the game delivers a litany of fixes, outlined in Konami's changelog. However, this month's update does not contain any new features, the release of which Konami delayed by about a week or so. . For some reason, Konami has been unable to fix the following issues, which 'may still happen occasionally:

  • Some players may be shown gliding on the ground during a match.
  • Players may run in a strange fashion during the goal celebration.
  • Player models may be distorted and their movements may feel unnatural when they collide with each other.
  • Fouls may not be given out to some plays that were clearly fouls.
  • The ball may pass through a player's body during a match.
  • The responsiveness to command inputs may become slower during matches.
  • The speed of the ball and player movement may decrease during matches.

If that was not bad enough, Konami has also delayed its version 1.0.0 update, originally due on November 11. Inexplicably, the company has postponed this update until Spring 2022. Spring 2022 starts on March 20 and ends on June 21. Hence, Konami has given itself until the middle of next year just to reach version 1.0.0 of the game. 

Simultaneously, Konami has confirmed that it has cancelled and will automatically refund those who pre-ordered the eFootball 2022 Premium Player Pack, only usable in eFootball 2022 version 1.0.0 or later. Presumably, it plans to release eFootball 2023 in August or September 2022 too, based on previous Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) releases. Overall, eFootball 2022 seems like a lost cause at this stage, with Konami doing a worse job of maintaining its flagship title than CD Projekt Red is with Cyberpunk 2077.

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Alex Alderson, 2021-11- 6 (Update: 2021-11- 6)