If you did not know, there was actually an older version of Winning Eleven Online, which closed after a year in 2012 as the game was supposedly “outdated” and shunned by gamers. Also known as Pro Evolution Soccer, Japanese developer Konami took the risk again with a remake.
With FIFA Online 3 the only dominating soccer game in South Korea under Nexon, it is no wonder that rival NHN Corp is publishing Winning Eleven Online 2014 under its established Hangame portal. The Korean media praised its graphics as “the best” found in recent soccer games.
Developed using the new Fox Engine 2.0, the systems and features are supposedly “refreshing” as well, with the many modes too long to explain here. The 2 main problems now are optimization, and the lack of official team logos as EA (FIFA Online 3 developer) is holding to much of the rights.
World Cup 2014 is on the horizon, and there is no doubt NHN Corp will be launching Winning Eleven Online 2014 during this period. Will the multi-million battle with Nexon and EA’s FIFA Online 3 pay off? Or will Winning Eleven Online be the next victim of the dominant franchise? We shall see…