PES 2017 aims to retain its title of 'Best Sports Game' for a third year, as voted across the world at games shows and by major media outlets in 2014 and 2015. This year's tagline (creation concept) 'Control Reality' encapsulates the focus of this year's product, taking the award winning gameplay to a new level by achieving interactive reality in both control and its new standard of authentic visuals. The immersion in the game presentation and interactive, tactical elements enhance the experience for the player, as the product aims to maximize the fun in playing against any player in every way. The industry leading Fox Engine again powers the series to reach new heights across the large amount of improvements, and with PES 2017 users will be able to experience real football for the first time in a video game.
In soccer, what dictates and separates the best from the rest is 1st touch control. In PES 2017, the 1st touch is calculated by player attributes, as well as the further inclusion of real ball physics directly controlled by the input ball touch. See how different players control the ball in unique and different ways based on where and how you control them, dictating the flow of the game based on how they react to the unpredictable movement of the ball. In addition, there is more control in how you receive passes, and depending on the pass, players can visually execute the exact play intended, from receiving a pass to sending the ball out again
Combining Real Touch and real ball physics, passing is an art form in PES 2017. Many factors determine the speed and accuracy of the ball. The base factors are the player's rates and skills, and adding to these are the player's direction and angle that links to the natural, satisfying animation to follow. A pass that is made in at best situation and timing will generate a perfect trajectory, resulting in immense satisfaction when a killer pass is made.
Keepers see a great jump in quality through added motions and animations, creating the most agile keepers in PES history. They instantly react to shots including a fast follow up, springing into action after landing. Further improvement have made to a variety of situations the Goalkeeper will face, including 3 significant areas. These include deflection when the shot is near their feet, instant reaction to shots to the side they are not expecting, and fingertip saves to defend shots right before the ball goes past the goal line. With the new intelligent keepers scoring a goal will not be a simple task. The ball physics when the keeper saves is close to real life, which can be seen in how a shot is deflected based on which part of the keeper it hits. Attacking moments will be more dramatic than ever, bringing the best feeling of achievement when that goal is scored.
Corner Kick Control
Control the defensive and offensive strategies on set pieces to add a new dimension to corner kicks. By tapping the d-pad on a corner, a variety of options come up, allowing users to tailor each moment to their playing style. Defensive options include choosing to mark zonal or Man to Man. Offensive options are also included, such as flooding the 6 yard box, or "Train", which has players attack the ball in a straight line.