Euro 2016 Coming to PES 2016 as Free DLC

Konami has announced that, instead of releasing a separate game to feature the prestigious Euro 2016 license the company acquired last summer, the tournament will be free to all existing PES 2016 players.

Euro 2016 Mode Free to Existing PES 2016 Players

To honor the confidence shown by its many fans, Konami has decided to make the Euro 2016 Data Pack free to all existing players, while it can be expected a stand-alone version will be launch to win over new gamers next year.

Konami's Euro 2016 update will be launched earlier than initially expected, with Konami stating it will be available from "early next year." No features overview has been detailed yet. Read the full official announcement below.

KONAMI Announce Next Year's UEFA EURO 2016 Content Will Be Free for Existing PES 2016 Users, Delivered in a Data Pack featuring Euro Early Next Year

Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. is pleased to announce today that the company will look to reward those who have continued to support the franchise by offering any forthcoming UEFA EURO 2016 content for free to everyone who owns PES 2016, further proving its commitment to providing the best service for its passionate fanbase.


'It has been a difficult few months for the fans, with a lot of confidence lost in how we have been delivering content in our recent Data Packs, with some items missing that our consumers expected', explained Erik Bladinieres, Football & Alliances Director. 'The PES Production team appreciate their fans’ support and want to put things right. The team want to reward their support and bring back confidence in the Data Pack releases. With this announcement we hope we can regain their trust. The next Data Pack is scheduled for early December, including the Maracana stadium long-awaited by our Brazilian fans, more faces, new national team kits just announced in early November, club teams and the player roster which was confirmed on October 19th. Please wait for further announcement details. We promise for this issue to be resolved in the near future and will strive to keep delivering quality content to our fans, for free. What the UEFA EURO 2016 content will be has to be defined, but all content delivered byData Pack featuring EURO for next year's prestigious tournament will be free for all existing users.'

Further updates for UEFA EURO 2016 are planned and details will be revealed early next year.

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