Konami Doesn’t Understand PES 2019’s Removal From The PlayStation Plus Line-Up

Konami didn’t expect Sony to effectively do a heel turn at the last moment by dropping PES 2019 from the PlayStation Plus July freebies…

But that’s the case. When we first wrote about the originally planned July pair of games for PlayStation Plus, we expressed disappointment, as PES 2019 by the time it was announced was an outdated game, and Horizon Chase Turbo is basically just for a niche, small audience who likes the racing games from the 90s. Then, the twist came at the last second when Sony swapped Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 to the Digital Deluxe version of Detroit: Become Human, which also contains Quantic Dream’s PS3 game’ (Heavy Rain) PlayStation 4 version.

„This decision was made by Sony and so please make an inquiry to Sony,” a Konami representative told GameSpot. „I cannot really tell you what happened because I just found out today, in the morning when I opened my laptop. I can’t really explain,” European PES brand manager Lennart Bobzien added.

So this unexpected change of games was entirely on Sony’s end. That means we had a correct hunch when we wrote about this. Quoting ourselves, „it’s likely that the initial pair of games caused such a major ruckus amongst the subscribers (as Sony effectively wanted to give away an outdated football game) that they had to contact Quantic Dream, a French dev team heading towards multiplatform development, to help them out.” Sony crossed a line with such a low blow.

Let’s hope that we won’t see such a swap in August, but seeing how PlayStation Plus is seemingly going lower and lower this year, especially since the drop of the PlayStation 3 and the PlayStation Vita freebies, we fear that we’ll end up scraping the bottom of the barrel…

Source: PushSquare

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