The company took to Twitter to share its thoughts on the matter, although it also revealed there will be no microtransactions present at launch.
In many ways, yes [it is a demo]. We want people to get hands-on with eFootball as soon as possible, so we will launch with a limited number of teams and modes. Exact details to follow.
Previous games had a strong ‘lottery element’, but eFootball lets you nominate and acquire your favourite players with Match Pass, a system to receive items based on matches played. Free & Paid Match Passes will be available.
eFootball is a major shift for the Pro Evolution Soccer franchise, being the first free-to-play offering in the series. The game is currently in development PS5, PS4, PC, Xbox Series X/S, and Xbox One and will launch in fall 2021.
Konami has previously revealed its post-launch slate for eFootball, which will see new content released from fall to winter 2021.
[Source – eFootball on Twitter]