In terms of the update itself, Konami’s Adam Bhatti revealed more information about it during an interview with Squawka/.
He admitted that only having 15 officially licensed teams from the Euro 2016 tournament is disappointing, but gamers can find a loophole to make things more accurate.
Initially, it was expected that the PES 2016 squad update would arrive in time for the European launch (Thursday) or the UK release (today).
Konami has now released update patch 1.06 for PES 2016.
This new big update includes Data Pack 3.0 and also additional content for the Euro 2016 tournament.
It is not unusual for game discs to be pressed early with a ‘day one’ update in mind, but to have the current squads – an integral part of any new football game – absent will leave many fans disappointed over the weekend.
Last year, PES 2015 suffered a myriad of online issues at launch – again, not dissimilar to many big titles on PS4 and Xbox One – but the correct squads were available by release day.
By many accounts (including this writer), this is the best football gaming experience since PES 5 on PS2.
Konami’s latest and (arguably) greatest currently has an average review score of 86 (as per Metacritic) – placing it higher than both its predecessor and FIFA 15 (82).
There are 70 faces confirmed which include the likes of Rafael van der Vaart, Danny Ings, Jordan Ibe, Cristian Tello, Lassana Diarra and Pepe Reina.
Additionally, although at this stage unconfirmed, there are expected to be the much talked about gameplay tweaks.
Bhatti said Konami made the uniforms as accurate as possible without getting legal issues so that’s a bit of a plus.
The 1.06 update patch will also bring in around 200 new player faces to PES 2016.
The update patch size for PES 2016 is 3.9GB on PS4 and only 490MB on PC for some reason.