The new UK studio will "strive to adopt and recreate" local club culture to ensure PES is "kept fresh and exciting." They'll be holding a recruitment drive at GDC in Cologne, Germany.
The new studio is located in London and will be focused upon delivering PES to "high-end consoles and PCs.” No GameBoy Advance port? For shame.
“These are hugely exciting times for the PES series,”said Shinji Hirano.
“We are looking for a number of creative people who can help us elevate PES to whole new levels. As part of KONAMI’s commitment to ensuring PES captures the majesty of European football, we are looking for people to help capture the very essence of the beautiful game and bring it to life. We look forward to meeting interested parties at GDC Europe.”
The Games Developer Conference Europe is held in Cologne, Germany August 13-14.
"Konami has reaffirmed its commitment to its Pro Evolution Soccer series with a large-scale commitment that will see a dedicated European wing of the Tokyo-based PES Productions team established within Europe,” announced Konami. The latest trailer for PES 2013 showcases the Player ID system, which is included below for your pleasure.
PES 2013 releases on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC October 2nd.