The transition from was ISS Pro and then was Pro Evolution Soccer (or PES, for friends) he live service gaming model was not welcomed with great joy by enthusiasts – also because, at the time of its debut, there were many more doubts than certainties, even in the technical sector of the game.
And yet, the 2023 iteration of eFootball managed to establish itself, improving update after update, as our Domenico Musicò told you in an in-depth study some time ago. The rather zealous work of Konami, which still offers an experience focused above all on MyClub and online gaming, has hit the mark.
The Japanese publisher has in fact reported that its eFootball has exceeded 600 million downloads on all platforms, with a figure that therefore includes PCs, consoles and even mobile platforms, such as iOS and Android.
The game, available free, has decided to celebrate this milestone by offering a in-game gift to its fans, with a «commemorative campaign» (thanks, Eurogamer) that will allow you to have Neymar Jr and some free in-game currency. All you have to do is login to the game between now and March 30th, and the rewards will be yours.
By logging in every day, in fact, you will have up to 10 eFootball coins per day – up to a total of 280. Furthermore, by using Neymar Jr and scoring with him, you will also be entitled to extra bonuses until March 16, which they will also allow you to have additional XP for your team.
From 16 to 30 March, the same bonus will apply, but if you score with the other Paris star Saint-Germain, Lionel Messi.
In short, apparently the idea of no longer asking players to buy back the update to a new game every year, instead redirecting them to a constantly updated and accessible free platform – at least in its basic functions – would be giving the its fruits.
Konami’s new commitment to football, albeit with a very different model from that of its competitor FIFA, had recently also been seen in Serie A, considering that it currently boasts partnerships and sponsorships with teams such as Milan, Inter, Naples, Rome, Lazio and Atalanta.