PES 2016 to Feature More Licenses Than Ever Before

Konami's focus for Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 will be to gain new licenses more than ever. Erik Bladinieres, Global Director of Konami's Football Division, revealed in an interview with PESaurios that Konami is set to sign new deals to include more licensed teams and leagues in PES 2016.

In the last few weeks there have been rumors that Konami could lose their exclusive UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League license. While Konami secured Europe's best club competitions for the first time in 2008, the deal was extended in 2012. Even though no contract details were disclosed at the time, it's very likely that the current Konami UEFA deal runs for four years until 2016.

PES 2016 to Focus on New Licenses

PES 2016 will include more licenses, Konami have suggested.

Erik Bladinieres disclosed that Konami will put the focus on new licenses for Pro Evolution Soccer 2016, while the series will keep most of their current licensed competitions, leagues and clubs. Although the Global Director of Konami's Football Division didn't reveal further details in the interview, he announced that PES will feature never-seen-before licenses, some of them to be announced as soon as June.

There will be no more updates for PES 2015 to improve the licensing situation of the Brazilian league, Erik Bladinieres also revealed. It would anyway be a priority for Konami to include the Brazilian league in PES 2016, even though it would be very complex to sign a deal due to the poor organization of the Brasileirão.

Yesterday, we already reported that Konami will release the first official PES 2016 News at the 2015 UEFA Champions League Final (June 6) and E3 2015 (June 16-18) in June 2016.

Which new competitions, leagues and clubs would you like to see in PES 2016? Let us know in the comments below.