[This is my third Pro Evolution Soccer article today, so I’ll try to keep this brief.] Earlier this week, on the day that July’s PS Plus games were due to go live, Detroit: Become Human made a surprise appearance in the place of PES 2019. Sony explained that the swap had been made following user feedback, and that this was now the definite line-up.
However, Konami has just released a statement that places this entire decision in Sony’s hands. And emphasises they had no say on what went on. In fact, they encouraged Eurogamer to take this up with company directly, which is what they did.
Initially, the news site received the following statement from PES’ guardian:
“This decision was made by SIE and so please make an inquiry to SIE.”
They then sent an enquiry to SIE, who got back with the following:
“We have decided to make a change to the PS Plus games lineup this month, and will be offering Detroit: Become Human Digital Deluxe Edition instead of Pro Evolution Soccer 2019. This was a decision we decided to make as a company, and we apologise for any inconvenience.”
So, basically, that confirms what we already know – that Sony pulls the strings when it comes to Sony. But at least it completely clears Konami of any involvement in the whole debacle – who are no doubt disappointed by the decision and who would have welcomed the publicity this near to eFootball PES 2020’s release.
Are you happier with Detroit: Become Human? Or would you have preferred to be donning shorts and a shirt this weekend? Either way, do the robot and enjoy.
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