Seabass: "We thought about delaying PES 2008"
- Posted November 23rd, 2007 at 04:51 EDT by
- 12 Comments
The man behind the Pro Evolution Soccer series, Shingo "Seabass" Takatsuka has admitted that PES2008 wasn't up to the standards they hoped when it was released.
The game, plagued by problems ranging from lag to missing features, was released on time back in October, but Konami have since provoked rumours that a patch may be released to counter the game's problems, as previously reported on PSU.
But in an interview with PSM3 Magazine, Seabass admitted: "We never wanted to release PES 2008 in this state on PS3.
"In fact, we thought about delaying it but different factors meant we had to [release it]."
Although Seabass didn't elaborate on these factors, it may have been related to the success of fierce rival series FIFA, and the further potential loss in sales to EA Sports' popular game had the game been delayed.
"It's so far away from what we wanted. As a developer, we've worked the same way since the days of SNES. We're simply not set up for multi-platform development."
And despite the fact that the next-gen version of PES has been in development for 2008, the pressures of developing for the PS3, PS2, PSP, Xbox 360 and PC seems to have taken its toll.
The game arrived with huge anticipation, and it could be that the disappointment was simply down to the sheer expectation stirred up by gamers. Moving on, however, Seabass was optimistic for future next-gen versions of the game.
"Look at the way the PS2 version panned out from the first to the last game. We're well on course to follow suit on PS3."
Fans are expecting a huge improvement for PES 2009, but despite Seabass showing some signs of optimism, he was cautious not to increase the expectations of the series' loyal band of followers.
"PES 2009 is in development, but after hearing the criticism, we'll be taking it back to the drawing board. It might not be next year, but it will be soon”, he said.
Source: PSM3 Magazine
- 12:34am EST - November 23rd, 2007
I guess I won't be getting any soccer game until next year...maybe!?
- 1:55am EST - November 23rd, 2007
they should have delayed it am a big fan but this is not one of their best they could do alot better
- 2:35am EST - November 23rd, 2007
Who care`s, soccer games suck..
- 2:37am EST - November 23rd, 2007
why would you use an apostrophe there? also its called football. they should just say that they will release a good game in 2010 rather then boollsschitting around
- 3:27am EST - November 23rd, 2007
psn id: gingo.... i read this interview and it also said there was going to be a "complete overhaul" on next years edition so hopefully it will be back to its usual standards by then
- 3:48am EST - November 23rd, 2007
They should have delayed or just cancel it. I played the demo, and ho boy. It realy sucked...
- 5:40am EST - November 23rd, 2007
I think they rushed it to be released in october. They paid the price. Konami delayed MGS: Guns of the Patriots i think for this reason and to polish it perfectly the meet everyones expectations with no problems.
- 6:18am EST - November 23rd, 2007
its not as good as i would liked either .however, despite the ropey replays its much better then its predecessor.what i really want is a complete overhaul on the masterleague and to introduce a currency instead of that stupid points system.including fake sponsors with league position demands would make it more intresting for extra challenge,also add more leagues and cups say the f.a. cup,carling cup etc-there's enough teams there to make it a much better experience.also there must be a way of incorporating this online somehow so instead of ALWAYS playing against barcelona etc , we could play with our own teams we had to go through the trouble of building.
- 11:09am EST - November 23rd, 2007
seriously, one of the worst football games ive ever played. those who want this, DO NOT GET IT!
- 3:51pm EST - November 23rd, 2007
pes 2008 on ps3 is sucks.konami shame on.your 1/2 product pes2008 must delaying.i play pes6 on ps3
- 8:07pm EST - November 23rd, 2007
This sucks. I wonder how bad it really is cause i want a soccer game. Cant they fix it a little with some patches
- 3:30pm EDT - August 12th, 2008
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