‘eFootball 2022’ update: Konami delays version 0.9.1 release date to November
This year marked a massive shift in Konami’s football simulation franchise, but the developer has yet to regain the trust of most gamers. Unfortunately, Konami also announced recently that the much-needed update for “eFootball 2022” had been delayed.
One of the biggest aspects that changed in Konami’s IP is that the game has transitioned to a free-to-play model. Konami has also dropped the long-time “Pro Evolution Soccer” brand to call the game simply as “eFootball 2022.” However, its launch has been tumultuous after gamers found that it came out with many glitches and the unrealistic visual quality of the NPCs and football players’ face models.
Konami has already apologized for the state of “eFootball 2022” at launch. The company also promised to release a huge update to address some of the known issues in the game. The patch, officially named version 0.9.1, was supposed to be released this month. But Konami announced on Friday that it decided to take more time before making it available.
“We sincerely apologise for the delay and the inconvenience caused,” Konami said in its official statement. “Our hope is that the additional time taken will allow us to ensure the experience is improved for all of our users.” The company did not say exactly when version 0.9.1 will go live. Konami only promised to release the update in “early November,” which usually means sometime within the first or up to the second week of the month.
Konami said specific details about the “eFootball 2022” version 0.9.1 release date will be announced once they are finalized. The company also asked fans to wait for further announcements for the list of updates and improvements that will make it to the official version of the patch.
In other cases, some gaming fans are often patient about delays as it would mean that developers are taking more time to polish a title or an update. However, the response to the “eFootball 2022” version 0.9.1 delay has been quite different. One fan commented that Konami’s apologies are not enough to make up for what happened since the game launched. Another Twitter user pointed out that this should be a lesson to “never release an unfinished game.”