Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 (abbreviated as PES 2016, marketed as Winning Eleven 2016 in Japan) is a football simulation game developed by PES Productions and published by Konami for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. It is the fifteenth edition of the Pro Evolution Soccer series and marks PES Productions’ 20th year of producing football games. The cover of the game features Neymar Jr (seen wearing his Brazil national team kit). The name of the game has been changed from “World Soccer: Winning Eleven” to “Pro Evolution Soccer” in Asia, except Japan where it is titled “Winning Eleven”. PES 2016 was succeeded by Pro Evolution Soccer 2017.
Data Pack 1 was released on 29 October 2015. The update added 8 new teams, new boot styles, new jerseys for some teams, 70 new and updated player likenesses, updated player rosters (covering transfers made up to 30 August), and some changes to gameplay.
Data Pack 2 was released on 3 December 2015. The update added 51 new player likenesses, updated player rosters (covering transfers made up to 19 October), eight new boot styles, two new ball designs, and new entrance sequences for Copa Libertadores and Sudamericana matches. The Estadio do Maracana stadium was made available exclusively for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Data Pack 3 was released on 24 March 2016. The update was related to UEFA Euro 2016 and the content included the official kits and player likenesses for 15 officially licensed teams participating in the tournament. The remaining 9 teams wear generic uniforms. It also included the Stade de France, the venue of the tournament final. Konami issued a physical and digital standalone re-release of Pro Evolution Soccer 2016, including the Euro 2016 content, for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 on 21 April 2016 in Europe and Japan. This is also the first UEFA European Championship videogame made by Konami; the previous videogames were made by Gremlin Interactive and EA Sports.
Data Pack 4 was released on 9 June 2016, and is the final update for Pro Evolution Soccer 2016. The data pack includes official UEFA Euro 2016 kits for the national teams of Croatia, England, France, Portugal and Turkey. It also adds new official kits for Brazil, the Netherlands, CD Lugo, Santos, Flamengo, and Torino.