The Patch Aiming to Fix Konami’s eFootball Has Been Delayed

After eFootball's calamitous launch, Konami promised a patch, 0.9.1 to fix many of the reported issues. Unfortunately, that fix has now been delayed to early November.

Originally scheduled for October 28, Konami has now announced on Twitter that fixes won't arrive until an unspecified date in early November.

The tweet reads: "We would like to inform all users that we have decided to delay the release of version 0.9.1 to early November. We sincerely apologise for the delay and the inconvenience caused. Our hope is that the additional time taken will allow us to ensure the experience is improved for all of our users.

"We will announce the date and details of the fixes as soon as they are confirmed. In the meantime, we will continue to work on improving the game and look forward to working with you on eFootball 2022."

The launch version of eFootball, which Konami had billed as essentially a demo of the game to come, launched with a range of problems, including glitches, poor AI, and some wildly inaccurate player models. Our review in progress said that "eFootball has a lot of work left to do on the pitch to make people actually want to play it in the first place," giving it a provisional score of 3/10.

eFootball is a full rebrand of the long-running Pro Evolution Soccer series, dropping annual paid releases for a free-to-play structure. It's not been a promising start to that new era.

Joe Skrebels is IGN's Executive Editor of News. Follow him on Twitter. Have a tip for us? Want to discuss a possible story? Please send an email to newstips@ign.com.

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