Ex-Argentina football player and manager, legendary Diego Maradona has today posted on his official Facebook page that he is getting ready to sue Konami over using his image and likeness in Pro Evolution Soccer 2017’s myClub mode.
Maradona posted “I heard yesterday that the Japanese company Konami uses my image for its game PES 2017. Unfortunately, my lawyer Matias Morla will initiate the corresponding legal actions. I hope this is not another scam…” apparently after finding out that his likeness was used in the myClub mode on PES 2017 that allows the user to create a team using current and ex-stars. It is a one-of-a-kind game mode in football games currently, in which you could play with Cristiano Ronaldo and the Brazilian Ronaldo in the same time, to see for yourself how they would dovetail together.
Diego Maradona himself was a player of tremendous pedigree as he won numerous trophies both on club and international level. He is considered by many to be the greatest footballer of all time, and, together with Lionel Messi, he is one of Argentina’s greatest ever players. He even managed his national team at the FIFA World Cup 2010, but the uninspiring campaign left a lot to be desired for Maradona as he was unable to guide Argentina past the Quarter-Finals stage.
PES 2017 is the 16th installment in the franchise by Konami known for its enhanced game-play and visual detail that sometimes escapes the attention of its chief rival, EA Sports’ FIFA franchise. It is rated an average 8/10 by various video-game sources, and despite the impending law-suit by the Argentine legend, would remain a solid addition to the PES series.