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Konami has said that the decision to pull PES 2019 from the PS Plus lineup for this month was a choice made by Sony rather than any reservations that Konami had about the football game’s inclusion.
PES 2019 was originally announced as part of the July lineup before being replaced by Quantic Dream’s Detroit: Become Human. The change, which was announced on the PlayStation EU Blog, wasn’t explained by Sony but Konami has explained that the change was Sony’s decision, only telling Eurogamer that “the decision was made by SIE,” rather than themselves.
Since the change-up, Sony hasn’t been too forthcoming with a detailed explanation, explaining that the decision was made “as a company, and we apologise for any inconvenience.” There’s certainly some reason behind Sony’s decision to swap out PES 2019 for Detroit: Become Human though it seems like getting a straight answer will be a bit of an ordeal.
Detroit: Become Human released last year and its PC release it scheduled for September of this year with a demo set to arrive in August. PS Plus members can pick up the robo-fuelled adventure alongside arcade racer Horizon Chase Turbo but there’s no football fun this summer.