Konami just announced that PES 2019 will not feature any content from Borusia Dortmund in the final PES 2019 game.
Despite featuring Borussia Dortmund in promo material, PES 2019 will not feature any content from the team in the final game due to a premature contract termination. Konami had a contract until June 2020 but the contract has seen an early termination. The full announcement is below:
We sincerely appreciate your constant patronage to our products.
This notice is made in relation to the license for “PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2019”, which is now available for pre-orders.
Borussia Dortmund was included in some of the promotional assets of “PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2019”. Please note however that it can unfortunately not be included in the product.
KONAMI and Borussia Dortmund had a license agreement with respect to the use of Borussia Dortmund’s logos, players, stadium and other features in KONAMI products until June 2020. However this agreement was prematurely terminated by Borussia Dortmund. KONAMI will not include Borussia Dortmund’s logos, players, stadium and other features in “PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2019”.
Please be assured that the PES series will continue to provide new ways to enjoy soccer through new partnerships with various clubs and leagues.
Thank you for your continued support of the series.
PES 2019 will release on PS4, Xbox One, and PC on August 28.