PES 2019’s Removal From PS Plus Was Sony’s Call, Says Konami
Normally, Sony’s PlayStation Plus subscription service is a pretty on-the-level affair, with the company offering a few free PlayStation 4 games each month for members to download and play at their convenience. This month has been a bit tumultuous, though, as Sony made a last-second change to the lineup, going from its initial offering of PES 2019 and Horizon Chase Turbo to replacing the former with Detroit: Become Human. While many were happy with Sony’s decision to go from two to one ‘sport game’ for July, many had been looking forward to getting a chance to owning PES 2019. Now, the game’s developer, Konami, has confirmed that the decision wasn’t theirs to remove the game from the initial lineup.
The folks over at Eurogamer recently reached out to Konami to ask about the change in the PlayStation Plus July 2019 lineup. Konami replied to the inquiry, revealing that “this decision was made by SIE,” and that those looking for an answer should “make an inquiry to SIE,” As such, Eurogamer then reached out to Sony, which responded with the following message:
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.”
Unfortunately the entire debacle is still without reasoning, with Sony offering just a barely coherent response to Eurogamer’s inquiry. Here’s hoping that PES 2019 will hit PlayStation Plus – for real this time – at some point in the future.
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