Konami released a statement on Wednesday about the future of PES, with Lionel Messi featuring in the video of the announcement.
This year, PES 2021 will not be published on its own as a new game. Instead, the new release will merely be an update to the PES 2020 version for the season.
Meanwhile, Konami is working on developing a new PES 2022 engine that will be released on the next console generation.
The Argentine Messi appears in a futuristic-looking, revamped Camp Nou in the trailer as Konami teased the latest Unreal Engine for PES 2022 into the latest Barcelona pack.