In Pro Evolution Soccer 2021 there will be neither Inter nor Milan, in their place two teams invented by Konami
Time of big announcements and changes for Pro Evolution Soccer, the football video game developed by Konami. The Japanese company has officially presented the new version eFootball PES 2021 that for the first time will be a simple season update, that is, an update of the roses and stadiums compared to last year's version. To see the new PES will have to wait for the version 2022, the first one designed specifically for next-gen consoles.
But the news does not end there. Konami has also announced the end of the partnership with AC Milan and Inter Milan. This involves a rather important change: the two teams will not be present with their names on PES 2021, but in their place there will be two teams completely invented. Just as different will be the official shirts. No change, however, regarding the players' names. No Lokoko and no Leutira Mortinez: the names will be the official ones. Now the names that Konami seems to have chosen for the two teams are also out: Lombardia NA (Inter) and Milano RN (Milan). Here's what they mean.
Milan and Inter change their names in PES 2021: here's what they'll be called
In a note released to the press Konami made it known that it has not renewed the partnership with Inter and Milan: "Our licensing agreement with FC Internazionale and AC Milan will not be renewed. Club representation will not be affected in eFootball PES 2020. This will not affect acquired myClub players, which can be used as normal." This news brings with it several changes in PES 2021. The most important is definitely the non-presence of Inter and Milan with their official names.
In their place there will be Lombardia NA, where NA stands for Nerazzurri, and Milan RN, where RN stands for Rossoneri. Even the crest and the shirts will be invented directly by the developers. Something very similar happened last year with Fifa 20, but in that case it affected Juventus. The Bianconeri, in fact, have signed last year an exclusive partnership with Konami and Fifa could not use the official name of Juventus, replaced with Piedmont Football.