Over the last few months we have had a lot to say about FIFA 12, a few days ago we told you all about the game’s social element which they call EA Football Club, now we have heard about a feature which Konami has introduced to PES 2012 and it really reminds us of something which we first saw back in 2003 when EA released FIFA 04.
In FIFA 04 a featured dubbed “Off the ball” was introduced, this allowed a single player to control two players simultaneously and it was very hard to master, that said if used properly you could gain a tactical edge over your opposition by making runs etc. A recent article posted over at CVG has told us all about PES 2012’s similar feature which is called the “Teammate control system”.
Konami say that gamers will be able to use the new feature to gain full control over secondary players despite also controlling the player with the ball, to do this simply press the right analog in the direction of the player you want to control, alternatively you can depress the R3 button to activate assisted mode. If you use this feature correctly players can find space, get rid off markers and make shuttle runs, Konami thinks this brings “an astonishing advance for the series”.
If you have played previous PES games you will know that sometimes AI can ruin promising-looking attacks, therefore you will be glad to hear that the teammate control system will allow you to override AI. As you can see this feature should really bring a whole new dimension to PES and if it turns out to be better implemented than FIFA’s “Off the ball” feature we could be in for a treat.
Other Features / Changes
Whilst announcing the teammate control system Konami also confirmed a few other changes which gamers will notice when playing PES 2012. Apparently Challenge Training and shot feints will return (we are sure that the latter will be very popular with our readers), also this time round penalties will utilize the behind the taker view.
We can’t wait to see the teammate control system in action, we did have a little look around, however we were unable to find any videos showing it off. For now we would love to hear from you on the matter, do you think this will become a gimmick which flops? Or do you think it will change PES for the better? Let us know in the comments section below.