Free-to-play myClub edition of PES 2016 out now on PS4 and PS3
The free-to-play version of Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 is now available to download on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. While "Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 myClub"Â is centered around offering theÂ full myClub experience it also includes seven teamsÂ for use in offline exhibition matches and the Training mode. The 22GB download be queued up for PS4 here.
Based on the returns so far in yesterday's poll, it appears people are at least open to the concept of limited FTP editions of sports games....
Does a limited free-to-play version of a sports game interest you?
Tomorrow a free-to-play version of Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 will go out on PS4 and PS3. It's a unique strategy, built upon offering a few features but with a focus on providing the complete myClub experience, that looks to be another step towards a future where sports games are delivered in a different manner than the traditional yearly packaged product.
Things have been trending towards free-to-play emerging on consoles, and sports games that are struggling in the marketplace have the m...
Press Row Podcast: The Top Stories of 2015
Before getting to the handing out of awards, its important to review the year by revisiting the biggest stories. There are numerousÂ that have wide-ranging effects - influencing the direction of franchises and even the genre as a whole.
That's what the panel digs into with the latest episode of the Press Row Podcast. From the detrimental release schedule, to the success of Rocket League, the rise of EA Access, and online stabilizing in major franchises, there were quite a few major develo...
Rocket League coming to Xbox One in February
One of the best games of the year, sports or otherwise, has been Rocket League. Storming onto the scene due in part to being offered for free to PlayStation Plus subscribers its first month, the game has only been available on PS4 and PC.Â Post-release support has been fantastic, with some really great free content and some DLC that has been purely cosmetic in nature.
Now Xbox One owners can look forward to having the game on their systems. Developer Psyonix announced that Rocket League w...
New update for PES 2016 delivers updated rosters, faces, kits and another stadium
The second post-release patch for Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 arrived today and brings with it the long-awaited updated rosters and some new content.
Though its accuracy is yet to be determined, if it turns out to be sufficient it will have been an absurd 11 weeksÂ for the game to get a simple roster update, something that Konami had to publicly apologize for. Though the game initially got fantastic reviews the roster situation has damaged perception of it significantly in the time since.
Free-to-play model on consoles for sports games getting closer to reality
While Ultimate Team modes have saved sports games in some regards, what they have also done is bought publishers some time to evaluate the best course of action when it comes to future distribution methods. Whether that be a subscription plan, something that could be done with EA Sports and they've already started down that road with EA Access, or the free-to-play model, smaller franchises and those which have been struggling have to consider a way in which they will be able to survive and p...
Rocket League Chaos Run DLC available now plus first free unusual arena debuts
The latest update adding content to the fantastic Rocket League arrived today. For free to everyone is a new unique arena called Wasteland. ForÂ $4 the Chaos Run DLC pack includes:
â™¦2 New Battle-Cars, Ripper and Grog
â™¦12 New Decals (six for each new Battle-Car)
â™¦2 New Paint Types (Camo and Sun-Damaged)
â™¦2 New Wheels (Ripper and Grog)
â™¦2 New Rocket Trails (Sandstorm, Nuts and Bolts)
â™¦3 New Toppers (Boombox, Cow Skull, Mohawk)
â™¦3 New Antennas (Bomb Pole, Radioactive, Ret...
What will be your sports game of December?
Though there are fewer sports games released on a yearly basis than ever before, 2015 was one of the strongest in terms of the crop consisting of high quality products. There's been the stellar NBA 2K and MLB: The Show, improving Madden, two good competing soccer titles, and even the breakthrough hit Rocket League.
What sports game do you anticipate you'll be playing the most in December? Vote in the poll below and leave any thoughts in the comments!
Sports game of December...