Den første PES 2013-demo var åbenbart ikke nok. Derfor udgiver Konami nu endnu en demo, og den rammer Xbox Live Marketplace den 28. august, Playstation Network den 29. august og senere hen PC'en. Den nye demo indeholder 11 hold, alle seks sværhedsgrader og giver dig mulighed for at kaste dig ud i kampe, der varer op til ti minutter. Siden den første demo har Konami arbejdet med at fintune fodboldoplevelsen, så det skulle rent faktisk være muligt at mærke forskel i den nye demo. Dejligt med en udvikler, der ikke smider en demo i nakken af os ti måneder EFTER spillet
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“We wanted to show our hand early with PES 2013 as, frankly, there is a lot to enjoy,” commented Jon Murphy, European PES Team Leader for Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH. “However, we are constantly refining the game and this second demo will show fans that we are always striving for perfection, and they will notice many additions and enhancements that bring PES 2013 even closer to matching the grace, unpredictability and skill that top-level football displays.”
The new demo offers six difficulty settings, and allows the user to play ten-minute matches. Since the first demo, the Tokyo-based PES Productions team has been constantly working to analyse how to improve PES 2013, and the new demo is a perfect example of their quest for football perfection. The game’s balance between offense and defence has been equalised, and the targeting of passes using the game’s feted manual control system has been improved. Similarly, the trajectory of passes has been refined, as has the blocking by defenders, shot speed, and the ways referees officiate – including the overseeing of offside situations.
Critically, the AI when a team is passing out of a defensive situation into a potential attacking one has been fine-tuned – an essential part of a game like PES 2013, where passing and movement are central to build up play. Lobs and looping shots have also been made harder to effect, following feedback from the initial demo. Anthems for the starting line-ups have also been implemented.