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PES 2016 Teaser Trailer Analysis

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So PES 2016 has been teased with a stunning trailer ahead of the full reveal on 12th June, and I’m excited. So excited that I decided to watch it a countless number of times over the past 30 minutes and analyse it for you lovely people.

Right, let’s get right into it. No rambling, straight into some serious-ish analysis.

1. The trailer kicks off with Konami’s motto/tagline from last year. THE PITCH IS OURS. So it seems like the focus is still mainly on the gameplay, the stuff on the pitch, which is great.

2. Just in case you didn’t know, it’s the 20th anniversary of PES this year. Konami are quite rightly making a big deal of it, showing off a lovely logo made up of old PES and Winning Eleven ones. Nice touch. I approve. Perhaps we’ll get a lovely 20th anniversary special edition? That would be awesome. Please do it, Konami.

3. And this is where we get our first glimpse of PES 2016 footage. It’s a close up of Neymar’s back (he is the new cover star after all) and what a back it is. No, seriously, look at the detail on the kit. You can almost reach out and feel the fabric. The lighting looks good too, but more on that in a bit. Oh and Queen’s We Will Rock You starts to kick in. Great choice of music.

4. From the back to the side of Neymar’s face. It’s fair to say that it’s a stunning close up. The detailed skin texture, hair and beads of sweat running down the side of his face, it’s all very impressive. All complimented by the lighting, which seems to be a real step up from PES 2015. That FOX Engine, eh?

5. The face! Just look at his face, people! If this isn’t Konami and the PES Team making a statement, saying “we’re getting used to the FOX Engine, guys” then I don’t what is. Expanding on the previous side shot, here we see in much more detail a scarily accurate representation of Neymar’s face. My only nitpick? It’s a little too shiny, but that’s probably down to the way lighting has been configured for this particular shot. Either way, impressive.

6. Perhaps a look at an improved collision system and some new animations that tie into it? Probably. Hopefully. In any case, we see what looks like Sakho attempting to make a challenge on Neymar, but failing to get the ball and ultimately fall over. The key thing to look at here is that is all happens in a more realistic way than in PES 2015, it looks natural. Neymar kind of stumbles a bit and then skips past Sakho. Lovely.

7. Another look at a potential new animation in PES 2016. Here we see a Roma player get skinned by Tevez and struggling to get back up to his feet as the Argentinian glides away in the distance. Just like the previous point, best thing here is that it looks natural, smooth and more human-like. Kind of reminded me of the hilarious Jones stumble against Arsenal. Well, that and Messi skinning Boateng. One more thing, look at that grass. Amazingly detailed.

8. I’m not sure if Konami are trying to make fun of Luiz’s headless chicken approach to defending here or it’s a case of showing off new animations that apply to aerial battles… Probably the latter, but I’m hoping both! It’s good to see more of a physical battle in the air, something that is a big part of football and an aspect that wasn’t replicated well in PES 2015. It’s all part of a new collision/physical system I’m guessing. Anyway, back to the scenario. I’m assuming Pogba escapes with the ball here given Luiz’s unorthodox challenge (spot on), but (just like before) love the realism here. The lighting deserves some praise here too. Could night matches finally look decent?!

9. One of my favourite parts of this teaser trailer, it seems like rain will actually mean something in PES 2016. We see Chiellini slide in with a challenge on a Roma player, causing a bit of turf to pop up as well as a splash of water. YES! It seems like Konami are suggesting rain has been upgraded to an actual thing rather than just blue-ish lines we were “treated” to in PES 2015. I also like the mist effect created in the background, something that usually happens when it’s raining and the lights in the stadium are on. Lovely little touch. Another tick in the animations box here too. The tackle and skip over look suitably smooth. Oh and there’s dirt on the kit. 🙂

10. Calm down, Karim. We all know you want to join Man United. Okay, so maybe he’s not frustrated or complaining about that, but he’s not happy about something. Konami hinting at more emotion from players in PES 2016 here? Possibly. We’ve seen bits of it in the past, but it’s something (whether we like it or not) that’s more prevalent in the modern game. Also, I noticed his France top isn’t as detailed as Neymar’s Brazil one. Perhaps it’s a just a level of detail thing given the close up on the latter, but the difference is there to see. Good emotion though. He’ll look good doing that in a Man United top next season. I wish.

11. Next we see Morata from Juventus running around the goal celebrating. Has that celebration been in before? If not, I guess we just got shown a new one. Nice. I did notice, just like with Benzema’s kit, the level of detail here seems to be lower. It’s not a close up, but it’s not too far out either. Still an issue for the PES team to iron out before release perhaps. He does move nicely though. Oh and look… NETS! Konami teasing sexy nets? Oh I know you net freaks would love that. So would I to be fair!

12. From slightly less to detail to a whole lot more. It’s Pogba, the guy who I thought could’ve been the new cover star. Look at him, he looks glorious. The hair is spot on and the detail on the face isn’t too shabby either. Just like his compatriot Benzema, we see Pogba show off some real emotion here. You can see it in his eyes too. Heavy hints on that being a feature of some sort. Griezmann in the back doesn’t look bad either, coming to give his buddy a hug.

13. And then we come to my favourite part of PES 2016’s teaser trailer. Totti doing his selfie celebration, with an iPhone no less (Apple partnership anyone?). Sure, it’s more of a superficial element, but it adds to that little something extra to the package. It also shows Konami and the PES team have been paying attention to real football. I imagine this made it in because they’re huge fans of Italian football. Still, whatever the reason, I love it. Also, perhaps it’s another hint at a lot more celebration types. Maybe even custom ones?!

14. Following the shot of Totti celebrating, we’re treated to a view of a packed stadium (Arena Corinthians I’m told) and the crowd reacting to something on the pitch. A hint at more crowd interaction and better atmosphere during matches in PES 2016? It would certainly be welcome. Not only that, the crowd looks like it’s 3D. Are Konami finally upgrading from what can only be described as sprites? God, I hope so. Again, better night time lighting is teased.

15. The next part of the teaser trailer kind of flies by, but I slowed it down and watched it a few times to get a better look at everything. It’s another favourite bit of mine, mainly because you see the smoothness of the animations at play here. The way Neymar skips past the French defender is glorious, a clear improvement over anything in PES 2015. He shifts the ball to the right with his left foot and skips past the challenge so smoothly. It’s lovely to watch and actually looks like something Neymar would do in reality. In PES 2015, you’d be able to pinpoint the transition of animations, but here it’s all stitched together beautifully. Maybe not quite at that FIFA level, but still impressive. Again, I’ve said this a few times now, the lighting during the night looks great. Final interesting thing, the ad board in the back says love the past, play the future… The marketing tagline for the 20th anniversary stuff I’m guessing? If so, I like it.

16. As the teaser trailer comes to a close, we see a close up of Neymar’s feet as he kicks the ball and bits of grass fly up into the air. Lovely. We also get another shot of the 20th anniversary ad boards. A sign, if I ever saw one, that Konami are going to make a big deal of it.

17. Just in case you didn’t know what the game this was, we get a look at the new PES 2016 logo. I say new because it’s a different font. I like it. Oh and Neymar still look great. It actually looks like him, his mannerisms and style. The way he moves as he kicks the ball, so smooth. Animations, animations and animations. I love it. Great shot this.

18. And we end with what we know already, the full reveal is coming on 12th June. However, as far as teasers go that was a bloody good. The music, the scenarios… Yeah I’m pumped! Stadium is Beira-Rio by the way.

If you have any thoughts, or spotted something I didn’t, please comment and share!

 

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Sixtus Baanuo
Sixtus Baanuo
5 years ago

The beautiful game captured in a beautiful video game

Knowledge Power
5 years ago

Great breakdown Asim thanks!

AsimT
AsimT
5 years ago

Thanks!

Vedang Acharya
Vedang Acharya
5 years ago

Well Done KONAMI

Jay Goblin
Jay Goblin
5 years ago

if those nets are everything BUT sexy
same as last 10 years.

Ronaldo
Ronaldo
5 years ago

14 – The stadium is Arena Corinthians in São Paulo, one of the 2014 World Cup Stadiums

AsimT
AsimT
5 years ago
Reply to  Ronaldo

Thanks for the info.

Cool
Cool
5 years ago

XBOX ONE AND PS4 Graphics… PC is XBOX 360 and PS3.
NO THANK YOU!

Sixtus Baanuo
Sixtus Baanuo
5 years ago
Reply to  Cool

Be positive, its the 20th anniversary and do you think they make game thats no good to crown this milestone? The Pc will have updated graphics just watch and see.

Cool
Cool
5 years ago
Reply to  Sixtus Baanuo

So sorry, but konami after saw that demo unlocked in PES 2013 they will not step up for us anymore 🙁

Salem Milan
Salem Milan
5 years ago

7. Pushing the air animation is still there!!!

AsimT
AsimT
5 years ago
Reply to  Salem Milan

I don’t think he’s pushing there, it’s a case of moving his arm out to keep balance as he is running.

Zado316
Zado316
5 years ago
Reply to  AsimT

No the way he runs there looks kinda wierd in the video. Not hating tho, I’ll wait for the game to judge.

buddha101
buddha101
5 years ago
Reply to  Zado316

yeah i noticed that bit to…its like he is ducking and running at the same time. Looks awkward.

Pmred
Pmred
5 years ago

Apple connection! My theory is apple has joined up with Konami to kill off FIFA (Microsoft). Just like the Mac is killing the pc and windows laptops.
Apple want all the licences too?

khalid mo
khalid mo
5 years ago
Reply to  Pmred

That would be actually great

Spike Dean Chapman
Spike Dean Chapman
5 years ago

I think it was a great trailer, I’m just interested to see what other changes they have in store. My main hope for improvement is with the refereeing and collisions 🙂

AsimT
AsimT
5 years ago

Hoping to see those improved too.

hazzaa_777@hotmail.com
hazzaa_777@hotmail.com
5 years ago

Please just more license and solve the option file problem

Holy Ghost
Holy Ghost
5 years ago

Exactly.. Need the option file sitution sorted..

Zado316
Zado316
5 years ago

THE GRASS IS BACK! Good looking grass is back! The Pitch is finally Ours.

Ibrahim
Ibrahim
5 years ago

Looks awesome

Modi84 .
Modi84 .
5 years ago

The players body still bad, i mean they are too short and fat!
Asim, man do what have to do and talk to Adam or Konami guys

Zado316
Zado316
5 years ago
Reply to  Modi84 .

I think they look gr8

Joseph Nivar
Joseph Nivar
5 years ago
Reply to  Modi84 .

I actually think they’re longer now

Ibrahim
Ibrahim
5 years ago

Is there a ETA during June 12.

Ibrahim
Ibrahim
5 years ago

Hoping for a Vita version.

Valentin Ionita
Valentin Ionita
5 years ago

who cares?
if pc version is ps3 poo/piss “hybrid” again this trailer is nothing.

Pmred
Pmred
5 years ago

I know what I am buying this year honest and wholesome PES 2016 not CORRUPTION 16, EA must have paid some big bungs to ensure they exclusive rights on the World Cup, EA SPORTS should be investigated. Lol!

Redskull
Redskull
5 years ago

Tbh I don’t understand people’s trivial gripes I appreciate the fact that everyone has I right to state there own opinion in a respectful manor but it boggles me what u nerves people, I’m going to let people know that EA and Konami will never make a perfect football game… Read more »

Redskull
Redskull
5 years ago

Tbh I don’t understand people’s trivial gripes I appreciate the fact that everyone has I right to state there own opinion in a respectful manor but it boggles me what unerves people, I’m going to let people know that EA and Konami will never make a perfect football game just… Read more »

Jim Tzinalas
Jim Tzinalas
5 years ago

if theres no deep ML this year. i wont be buying it, no point playing meaningless games, when each game in ML becomes a chore to play, as much as i love the game, tired of playing friendlies

Chao He
Chao He
5 years ago
Reply to  Jim Tzinalas

Real essence of PES or any footie game lies in PVP parts, be it ranking, friendly ,myClub or face2face…as for PVE parts, what’s the point in taking on the less than authentic AI that could ultimately out-calculate you?

Jim Tzinalas
Jim Tzinalas
5 years ago
Reply to  Chao He

Dude, online is a pressure whore fest, no skill involved, till they sort out the stamina, online is broken.

Chao He
Chao He
5 years ago
Reply to  Jim Tzinalas

I know what u mean and I kind of agree with the ‘no-skill’ part, but my emphasis is PVP, therefore I mostly play online friendlies and sometimes offline PVP. Stamina in 2015 seems to be outrageous for many players, but the importance of proper substitution decisions also emerges like never… Read more »

Chao He
Chao He
5 years ago
Reply to  Jim Tzinalas

Wouldnt say you are wrong about pressure xxx thing… but one still gets to meet a variety of styles and characters doing online PVP. I hate those no-brainer players as much as you do, but there are surely quite a few skillful players out there, even in friendly lobby(the only… Read more »

TareX
TareX
5 years ago

Everyone’s been asking Adam Bhatti if the PC version will be a complete next-gen title, or just a gimped one with graphical downgrades. He’s been silent and it’s very concerning.

Gui Cramer
Gui Cramer
5 years ago

Still a lot of work to do with uniform material shaders and toning down of the skin glow, and the sharpness of the sweat is a bit much but that’s what I am nitpicking. Looking forward to PES!