eFootball PES 2020 (eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer 2020) also known in Japan as eFootball Winning Eleven 2020 is a football simulation video game developed by PES Productions and published by Konami in september 2019. The game will be the 19th installment of the Pro Evolution Soccer series and will be launched on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on September 10 (and Sept. 12 for these platforms in Asia). The new game features a name change this year with the addition of the 'eFootball' within the title symbolizing a push in the online gaming space with a focus on PESLeague and eFootball.Pro tournaments. Lionel Messi returns as the cover star of the standard edition since his last appearance on the Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 cover, Ronaldinho will grace the cover of the legend edition.
A renewed agreement between Konami and Barcelona, was announced signalling a continued relationship with the Spanish football club. Together with this announcement it was also confirmed that a special Barcelona edition would be released. SPL returns after Konami secured a long-term partnership. Conversely, the Liverpool FC partnership is a conspicuous absentee from the 2020 edition after their Champions League victory in Madrid 2019, with EA Sports holding the Champions League license.
Included for the first time in the PES series, there is a new game mode called Matchday Mode. Players around the world will help their team to glory one match at a time in the new Matchday mode. Konami will choose an important match or derby game each week, players will then be able to decide which team they want to represent on Matchday.
There's a lot of hype for the 2021 edition. However, there are rumors going on that says that next year's game will only be a DLC of the 2020 version. But, other sources are commenting that there's a major update coming, which will incluye cross-play. This would a major change for the franchise, since it always has been a single/multiplayer game between the same consoles.
If the rumors are true, this would put an answer to the burning question about if PES can be a cross-platform, and it would add a lot of new game modes to the previous ones.