Konami's eFootball game is out now on consoles and PC, but the eFootball mobile release date is still looming a fair distance away in the future.


You probably already know that eFootball is Konami's replacement for the Pro Evolution Soccer franchise - it's a free-to-play game that will be updated for years to come, marking a significant change from the previous yearly canter of new PES games.

The big v0.9.1 update for eFootball recently arrived with numerous bug fixes, but Konami announced on that same day that the eFootball mobile release date has been pushed back. Read on for all the details.

When is the eFootball release date?

The eFootball release date took place on 30th September 2021. This is the day on which the base version of the game went live on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC. But it's worth noting that mobile players will have to wait a bit longer – read on for more details.

When is the eFootball 2022 mobile release date?

The eFootball 2022 mobile release date will take place in spring 2022, but the exact date has not been confirmed by Konami yet. It has already been delayed once, because autumn 2021 was its original release window.

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One thing we do know is that this new mobile version of eFootball will be distributed as an update for Konami's pre-existing football mobile game.

That pre-existing title is currently called eFootball PES 2021, and you can download it for free on iOS and Android while you wait for the 2022 update to drop.

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Is eFootball 2022 free?

Konami's eFootball game is a free-to-play title, which means you won't need to spend a penny to download and play the most basic version of the game.

However, there will be optional in-app purchases on offer within the game itself, and there will be DLC packs you can buy if you so wish.

For example, Konami did previously give players the option to spend upwards of £30 on the eFootball 2022 Premium Player Pack – this special edition bundle can still be viewed on the Xbox stores, and it includes some in-game currency and a number of 'chance deals'. However, Konami decided to cancel the pre-orders for that product and refund everyone that paid for them. It might return at a later date.

Which consoles and platforms can play eFootball?

Konami's eFootball game launched for free on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and PC – so a lot of people will likely try this out who may not have been inclined to before. There will also be a mobile version launching in spring 2022. Only Nintendo Switch fans are getting left out, with no release on that particular console being promised at this stage.

What's on the eFootball roadmap?

Behold, the eFootball roadmap!
Behold, the original eFootball roadmap! Konami

What you can see above is the original roadmap for the game – displayed in one handy image. However, since then, Konami has backtracked somewhat and made some changes to its plans.

You can now expect eFootball v1.0.0 to launch in Spring 2022, which will bring the next wave of updates and changes to the game. Konami says this update will include "a new mode where you can strengthen and play with an original team", kind of like myClub or FIFA Ultimate Team.

Konami also decided to cancel the pre-orders of its Premium Player Pack, which had been intended for a November 2021 release. Konami, it seems, is still deciding whether or not to revisit the idea of a Premium Player Pack later on.

Is eFootball 2022 cross-platform?

As the roadmap above tells us, eFootball will eventually become a cross-platform game, but full crossplay was not possible on day one.

At launch, players were only able to compete with pals in the same console family - PS4 vs PS5 matches should be possible from day one, as should Xbox One vs Xbox Series X/S matches. This tends to be called 'cross-gen' play, because you're playing across hardware generations.

Post-launch, there are two major updates to watch out for: the next big update will allow PlayStation, Xbox and PC players to play against each other, while the update after that will make it possible for mobile players to join in the fun as well.

Does eFootball have Master League or Career Mode?

The PES franchise's popular Master League mode was not part of eFootball at launch, but it will be added as paid DLC at some point in the future.

Konami said in an official tweet: "Offline modes such as 'Master League' will be sold in the future as optional DLC on all compatible devices." So there will be some sort of Career Mode-type experience eventually.

The mention of "all compatible devices" makes it sound like the Master League DLC will work across the board on PlayStation, Xbox, PC and mobile. We'll let you know when more details become available.

Will eFootball have myClub?

We know for a fact that eFootball did not have myClub at launch, but it looks like fans won't have to wait long for something similar to appear in the game.

PES fans will already be familiar with myClub, the franchise's team-building mode which offers a similar experience to FIFA Ultimate Team.

Konami's official roadmap states that eFootball will receive a team-building mode in its spring 2022 update, but we don't have a precise date for that update just yet. The name of this mode is still TBC, as well, so there's a chance that myClub will not be the name of this mode - time will tell!

What teams are licensed in eFootball?

Nine teams have been confirmed for eFootball thus far. The confirmed teams at this stage are Barcelona, Juventus, Bayern Munich, Manchester United, Arsenal, Corinthians, Flamengo, Sao Paulo and River Plate. We would hope that more teams are added after launch, though.

Is there a trailer eFootball?

There sure is an eFootball trailer doing the rounds, which gives you a glimpse at the graphics and gameplay that Konami is aiming for this time. Here it is for you to check out.

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