PES 2016 Data Pack 1.0 is out now on PlayStation and Microsoft consoles, as well as on PC. As we revealed last month, Data Pack 1 has updated team rosters, although only up to August 30th at this point. This includes new signings and youth players who have been allocated shirt numbers for the 2015/16 season.
The normal weekly live update will not be effected by this, and alterations to player stats will still be made based on their real-life form as normal. This means that those who have been patiently waiting for the update prior to getting stuck into the newly updated PES 2016 Master League mode can finally do so!
On top of the updates, a number of kits have been added to the game or updated to add further authenticity including those from French Ligue 1, French Ligue 2, Serie A and both Spanish Leagues which appear in the game. Dutch sides FC Gronigen and FC Utrecht also now appear in the correct uniforms and the update even stretches to South America as Flamengo, Palmeiras, Independiente, Newell’s Old Boys and Vélez Sarsfield will all have official kits.
Konami have also cranking the realism up a notch with a boost to the number of boots which will be found in the game. Among those added are such offerings as the Adidas C and Ace, Nike Mercurial Superfly and the New Balance Furon Pro with Umbro’s new UX-2 boot also being included. This comes alongside amendments to billboards and stand décor which in line with real world changes, adding further immersion for the user.
PES 2016 has been widely praised for having the most accurate face models in football gaming and the update has bult on this by adding over 70 new and updated player representations into the game. This will not only improve the visuals of the player but also ensure that they will play just like their real-life counterparts too thanks to the unique Player ID system found in the game. Among the players updated are a cross section of the world’s best and upcoming players such as Luuk de Jong, Yevhen Konopolyanka, Jordan Ibe, Danny Ings, Joshua Kimmich and Buyrak Yilmaz. The full list of faces added can be found here in our exclusive list.
A total of 8 new teams have also been added into PES 2016 with the update. These include European teams Qarabağ FK, APOEL FC, HJK Helsinki, Panathinaikos FC, FK Partizan Belgrade, Maccabi Tel Aviv and Galatasaray S.K. Argentinan team Independente will also be added.
The official update also implements ‘a number of gameplay tweaks’ which have been bought about following consultation with the PES community, including this one. Likewise a number of minor amends have been made to address some minor bugs and inconsistencies within the game. These include:
Game speed can now be changed whilst players are receiving treatment for an injury in Become a Legend mode.
Reserves are now displayed in the Squad Management section when playing a match in myClub competitions.
Low crosses can now be made when the pass support is switched off.
Player movement can now be controlled in instances where super cancel is requested at the same time as the power gauge is shown whilst a shot or pass has been requested.
While shot type is set to advanced, pressing the button just for the moment no longer results in a shot in the direction of the touch line.
The COM will now take shots from free kicks during free training when the number of players is set to 2 players or lower.
The press release also mentions that Data Pack 1 is the first of ‘many planned updates’ for PES 2016 and with the omission of any information regarding the inclusion of the Maracana Stadium which was announced recently, we’d suggest that the next such update can’t be far away.