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Konami Launches PES 2022 Demo

PES 2022 received a low-key demo this week.
PES 2022 received a low-key demo this week. / Photo courtesy of Konami

Konami launched a demo for PES 2022 this week with little fanfare, making it available for free on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S, even without PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold.

The demo, titled New Football Game Online Performance Test, is available until July 8 and is intended only to test the game's online matchmaking and connection. Konami stressed the demo is a limited test version of the game, and that players should expect errors up to and including crashes.

Konami also said just about everything in the demo is subject to change. That includes gameplay mechanics, graphics, balancing and animation. Some elements in the demo have already been changed for the full release.

In the demo, players can select from just four teams: Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Juventus and Barcelona. Each team has 22 players. The demo also features cross-generational play within console systems. Data from the demo likely won't carry over to the main game, though Konami hasn't confirmed as much.