Konami has announced the release window for PES 2015, and offered glimpses at some new features. The game will be out this autumn/winter, and will be available for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, marking the series debut on the new consoles. As for last gen platforms, right now Konami will only say additional formats will be supported.
That will mean a major graphical overhaul as the game uses Hideo Kojima's FOX Engine to its fullest. Stadiums, for example, will now have real time lighting that changes naturally during a match. You'll even be able to dictate the length of grass on your pitch, growing it long or cutting it short depending on your upcoming opponent and the style of game they play.
Master League Online, meanwhile, has evolved into MyClub, a feature similar to FIFA Ultimate Team. Like Ultimate Team, you'll be able to spend money to buy new players, but you'll be able to buy them directly rather than in blind packs, as with FIFA. Also like FIFA, player data is constantly updated via the cloud, so real life transfers and performance stats will be reflected in the game.
It's all shaping up to be a major leap forward for the series, and looking forward to some virtual Premier League action is a good way to shake off any lingering World Cup sadness.