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 pass that is made on the best situation and timing will generate a perfect trajectory, creating a great satisfaction when a killer pass is made.
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.
Total Team Control
Users can instantly change the attacking and defending mentality of the team, which can be tweaked and carefully controlled with simple controls, being able to immediately react to the unpredictability of the sport.
Keepers see a great jump in quality through added motions and animations, creating the most agile keepers in PES history. Attacking moments will be more dramatic than ever, bringing the best feeling of achievement when that goal is scored.
Strategies that are quite individually defined such as Tiki-taka and Tight Marking which is strongly based on team ideology can be set in Advanced Instructions, which adds a huge variety in how you plan to win.
Corner Kick Strategies
Control the defensive strategies on a set piece, such as marking zonal or Man to Man. Offensive options also included such as specific player movement.
For the first time in a football game, the AI will learn how you play! Player and team behaviour has always been a staple of the PES series, and for PES 2017 Adaptive AI will change sports games forever.
For PES 2017 the visuals have seen a major upgrade, offering Authentic Visuals thanks to the further incorporation of Fox Engine. Nothing has been left untouched, from player models, lighting, crowds, pitch and stadiums totally revamped. Never has a game looked so real.
Natural Player Movement
Hundreds of new animations have been added to bring the players and goalkeepers to life – but it doesn't stop there. New features such as Real Touch and Precise Pass see huge benefit, giving a vast array of movements when trapping and passing the ball.
Official Partnership signed with Liverpool FC
The renowned football club Liverpool FC and Konami are proud to announce the signing of a new partnership together. This will be the second English club addition to the new title, along with Arsenal F.C. Liverpool FC was founded in 1892, has won the UEFA Champions League five times and the Domestic League 18 times.
Through this agreement, Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 will include the recreation of the official club uniform, the team's home stadium “Anfield” in the new design after the new extension*, and the club anthem “You'll Never Walk Alone”. These new implementations are planned in order to provide the best experience of Liverpool FC, fully authenticating the club and it's many well known iconic trademarks.
Also, with the new feature “Concept Arrange”, the play style of multiple players to retrieve the ball from a high position, “Gegenpress”, adopted by Liverpool FC's coach Jürgen Klopp, will be reproduced within the game. In addition, former star players will appear within the game as “Legends”, which will be available in myClub.
PES 2017's concept of “Control Reality”, makes it possible to reproduce Liverpool FC's style of play, reimagining their high intensity style of play.