Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 (abbreviated as PES 2019) is an upcoming football simulation video game developed by PES Productions and published by Konami for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game will be the 18th installment in the PES series and is scheduled to be released on August 28, in the US and in Europe on August 30, 2018. Barcelona winger Philippe Coutinho will appear on the front cover of the standard edition while David Beckham will appear on the front cover of the special edition. As well as this, Scottish clubs Celtic and Rangers have been brought to the game along with their stadiums, bringing the world famous Old Firm rivalry to the gaming world in detail.
In this year's edition, Konami was promised to increase the number of licenses, which includes more fully licensed leagues and stadiums, and a variety of new Legends to play with. Until now the official championships announced directly by Konami are 12 Leagues which include the Ligue 1 & Ligue 2, Danish Superligaen, the Portuguese Primeira Liga, the Belgian Jupiler Pro League, the Swiss Raiffeisen Super League, the Scottish Premiership, the Primera División Argentina and, exclusively, the Russian Premier League. However, Konami announced that it did not renew its deal with UEFA for the Champions League, Europa League, and the UEFA Super Cup which they had for 10 years; the license is being used in EA Sports' FIFA 19.
PES 2019 is a sports game that simulates football. PES 2019's Magic Moments feature is set to be at the forefront of PES 2019’s superior gameplay. Konami announced that the International Champions Cup before the season begins has been added and they also announced an improved negotiation system and budget management. Added a re-sell and clean sheet options so that strategy is needed not only on the pitch but also with club management. 11 new skill traits have been introduced that will help enhance player uniqueness, including edge turn, no-look pass, control loop, dipping shot and rising shot. They also announced that player individuality has also been taken to the next level, where skills and strengths are more prominent in impact and motion during gameplay.