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PES4 'definitely' playable on Xbox Live, say insiders

The Xbox version of Konami's forthcoming Pro Evolution Soccer 4 will "definitely" be playable online, insider sources at the firm have told our sister site Eurogamer.net - but exact details of the online modes are still under wraps.

The Xbox version of Konami's forthcoming Pro Evolution Soccer 4 will "definitely" be playable online, insider sources at the firm have told our sister site Eurogamer.net - but exact details of the online modes are still under wraps.

Earlier this week, eagle-eyed journalists at the site reported that the Xbox build of the massively anticipated game which was being shown off at the Game Stars Live consumer show in London sports an Xbox Live button in the front end.

Despite the inclusion of this button in the build, Konami has yet to officially confirm or deny Xbox Live support, but we understand from sources close to the publisher that an announcement is now imminent.

However, the PS2 version of the game will almost certainly not support online play - or PS2 Online in any regard. The word circulating at the moment is that the PS2 version was submitted to Sony this August barely a couple of weeks after Winning Eleven 8 shipped in Japan - something that Konami will not comment on - and does not include any online gameplay functionality.

The fate of the PC version with regards to online play, meanwhile, is less clear. The PC version was not at Game Stars Live from what we saw, and Konami has yet to comment on the version's networking support.

Pro Evolution Soccer 4 is due out on PS2, Xbox and PC early this October.

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