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PES 2020: Release date, demo, licenses, cover stars & all the new Pro Evolution Soccer details

9:00 PM SGT 8/10/19
eFootball PES 2020 split
A name change and a new cover star are the superficial adjustments to the new game - we bring you everything you need to know about Konami's latest


  1. When is PES 2020 released?
  2. How much does PES 2020 cost?
  3. Which consoles & devices can PES 2020 be played on?
  4. PES 2020 licenses & partnerships
  5. PES 2020 licensed stadiums
  6. PES 2020 demo details

Pro Evolution Soccer returns in 2019 with Konami launching eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer 2020, or PES 2020 for short.

This year sees the long-anticipated return of Lionel Messi on the front cover of the game (along with Scott McTominay, Miralem Pjanic and Serge Gnabry) and developers will be rolling out plenty of new features besides.

Rivalry with EA Sports' FIFA series will naturally continue and it will be interesting to see how PES attempts to outshine the opposition brand in the market.

As the new game title suggests, the focus for Konami has now shifted towards the sphere of esports, where gamers play against one another online.

Goal takes a look at everything you need to know, including when it was released, how much it costs and more.

When is PES 2020 released?

Pro Evolution Soccer 2020 was released on September 10, 2019.

Fans of the franchise were able to play the demo from July 30, 2019.

The September 10 release date is over two weeks earlier than that of FIFA 20, which is scheduled to hit shelves on September 27.

The trailer for PES 2020 can be watched in the video below.

How much does PES 2020 cost?

Edition UK US
Standard £47.99 $59.99
Legend £59.99 $79.99

In the UK, the standard edition of PES 2020 costs £47.99 and the Legend Edition costs £59.99. That means the games are slightly cheaper than last year.

There is no price change in the US, however, where the standard version of PES 2020 costs $59.99 and the Legend Edition costs $79.99.

The game can currently be ordered in the UK here and in the US here.

Which consoles & devices can PES 2020 be played on?

PES 2020 will be available to play on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Windows (PC).

PES 2020 new features

Konami have announced a host of new features for their new edition of PES 2020, including:

  • Finesse Dribble – a new dynamic dribbling technique used with the right joystick to escape tight spaces or dodge incoming tackles without changing the direction you are facing
  • Master League Remastered – a new interactive dialogue system, legendary managers such as Zico, Cruyff and Maradona, plus further customisability to manager models and sponsor logos
  • Matchday – weekly events for players to align with one of two clubs and contribute to the overall performance through individual matches, where every perfectly placed pass and crucial goal contributes points to their team. Towards the end of each week, the best performing users for each side are chosen as representatives to compete in the Grand Final, livestreamed to all users in-game
  • Enhanced visuals – the game now has an enhanced lighting engine, improved player models, realistic cutscenes and replay footage, plus a completely new preset camera angle that mimics real-world broadcast footage

PES 2020 licenses & partnerships

Konami has struck licensing agreements with a number of elite-level clubs for PES 2020.

They are global partners with Barcelona and the Catalan club continue to feature strongly in the promotion of the game, as evidenced by Messi's appearance on the cover (with Ronaldinho on the Legend Edition).

Juventus are one of the new teams to agree a partnership with PES and will be one of the leading names on the upcoming game.

As well as Juve and Barcelona, Manchester United and Bayern Munich are official partners, while Arsenal are also a licensed team.

Liverpool, who have had a long-running relationship with Konami, are not an official partner in this year's game after winning the UEFA Champions League.

You can see a list of partner clubs below.

PES 2020 official club partnerships:

Club League Country
Barcelona La Liga Spain
Bayern Munich Bundesliga Germany
Schalke Bundesliga Germany
Arsenal Premier League England
Manchester United Premier League England
AC Milan Serie A Italy
Inter Serie A Italy
Juventus Serie A Italy
Monaco Ligue 1 France
Celtic Scottish Premiership Scotland
Rangers Scottish Premiership Scotland
Atletico Mineiro Serie A Brazil
Corinthians Serie A Brazil
Flamengo Serie A Brazil
Palmeiras Serie A Brazil
Sao Paulo Serie A Brazil
Vasco da Gama Serie A Brazil
Boca Juniors Primera Division Argentina
River Plate Primera Division Argentina
Colo-Colo Primera Division Chile
Universidad de Chile Primera Division Chile
Alianza Lima Peruvian First Division Peru
Sporting Cristal Peruvian First Division Peru
Sport Boys Peruvian First Division Peru
Universitario des Deportes Peruvian First Division Peru

As well as clubs, Konami have also secured licenses for a number of iconic stadiums.

Barcelona's home Camp Nou and Manchester United's Old Trafford are included, as well as Boca Juniors' La Bombonera and River Plate's El Monumental.

You can see a list of confirmed stadiums below, which we will keep updated.

PES 2020 licensed stadiums

Stadium Club
La Bombonera Boca Juniors
El Monumental River Plate
Allianz Parque Palmeiras
Arena Corinthians Corinthians
Estadio Beira Rio Internacional
Estadio do Maracana Flamengo / Fluminense
Estadio do Morumbi Sao Paulo
Estadio Sao Januario Vasco da Gama
Estadio Urbano Caldeira Santos
Mineirao Cruzeiro
Estadio Monumental Colo-Colo
Emirates Stadium Arsenal
Old Trafford Manchester United
Stade Louis II Monaco
Allianz Arena Bayern Munich
Veltins-Arena Schalke
San Siro Inter / AC Milan
Stadio Olimpico Lazio / Roma
Saitama Stadium 2002 Urawa Red Diamonds / Japan
Johan Cruyff Arena Ajax / Netherlands
De Kuip Feyenoord
Estadio Alejandro Villanueva Alianza
Estadio Jose Alvalade Sporting
Celtic Park Celtic
Ibrox Stadium Rangers
Camp Nou Barcelona
St Jakob Park Basel
Sukru Saracoglu Stadium Fenerbahce

PES 2020 demo details

The PES 2020 demo was launched on July 30, 2019. It is available to play on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

Gamers will have the option of 13 teams to play with, including Manchester United, Barcelona and Juventus.

You can see the full list of teams in the demo below.

PES 2020 demo teams:

Club League Country
Arsenal Premier League England
Barcelona La Liga Spain
Bayern Munich Bundesliga Germany
Boca Juniors Argentine Primera Division Argentina
Colo Colo Chilean Primera Division Chile
Corinthians Serie A Brazil
Flamengo Serie A Brazil
Juventus Serie A Italy
Manchester United Premier League England
Palmeiras Serie A Brazil
River Plate Argentine Primera Division Argentina
Sao Paulo Serie A Brazil
Vasco da Gama Serie A Brazil

Bayern and Arsenal are also included in the demo, as are Argentina's eternal rivals Boca Juniors and River Plate.

There are five teams from Brazil - Corinthians, Flamengo, Palmeiras, Sao Paulo and Vasco da Gama - and Colo Colo from Chile.