For a football game that has long needed to improve its defensive credentials, it's baffling that only one of seven advertised gameplay changes to PES 2020 — now inelegantly retitled eFootball PES 2020, to reflect Konami's growing focus on e-sports — focuses on that aspect. Even then, said defensive improvements have more to do with player animations than Konami's philosophy and approach to the art of winning back possession. In PES 2020, defenders still charge like homing missiles, aren't interested in tracking forward runs, and tend to get caught on the ball themselves. It's almost as if the developers are content with the current state of affairs. That said, there are attempts elsewhere — though the results are decidedly mixed.