Konami opens 'Pro Evolution Soccer' studio in London

Konami is opening a new studio in London to bring a more European flavor to its Pro Evolution Soccer franchise.

Konami is opening a studio in London to bring a more European flavor to its Pro Evolution Soccer franchise, according to job listings posted today on Gamasutra.

"PES Productions is opening a new 'Football game productions' in London in order to continue striving to reproduce European football culture at its best in their games," a Konami representative wrote on Gamasutra. "The production will create PES projects targeting high-end game consoles and PCs."

Konami Group's job listings include 15 positions specific to the newly-formed studio. In addition to the online postings, Konami's soccer-centric development team will be taking applications at the Konami Group booth at Gamescom in August, where Polygon will also be in attendance.

The U.K. branch of the PES franchise has been involved in an increasingly public rivalry that erupted recently after Jon Murphy, Konami's PES team leader in the U.K., accused rival publisher EA's FIFA soccer franchise of establishing dominance by copying Pro Evolution Soccer.

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