Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. has today announced a global partnership with Italian football giants AC Milan to become the club’s Official Football Video Game Partner, expanding on KONAMI‘s long standing license agreement for its renowned Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) series, and affiliated titles for mobile platforms.
The agreement will see KONAMI use its proprietary 3D scanning systems to create the in game models of the AC Milan club, including the stadium and players, in PES 2018.
This technology will ensure all players are virtually photo realistic and KONAMI will be given extensive access to measure the San Siro stadium to reproduce its exact dimensions within the videogame. At the same time, the technology will also accurately recreate the sounds and atmosphere from the stadium to give the user the most realistic recreation of San Siro as possible.
This 3D scanning system recreates the first team squad with incredible detail. KONAMI will capture not just the appearances and builds of players like Leonardo Bonucci, Gianluigi Donnarumma and André Silva but also their playing styles, on and off-the-ball movements, and tactical abilities so that they are instantly recognizable within the game.
KONAMI will also enjoy a high level of visibility within AC Milan’s ground, San Siro. The company will enjoy prominence across the San Siro’s match-day LED sponsor boards, and PES 2018 will also be promoted via the ground’s giant LED screen. Additional promotions will take place in official partner zones in the ground, the Milanello Sport Centre where the players train, and the Vismara Sport Centre.
PES 2018 is now available on PlayStation®4, Xbox One™, PlayStation®3 and Xbox360™. The game is also available via Steam in a version that has undergone substantial improvements in terms of aesthetics and content, ensuring the game enjoys parity with the current gen formats.