You’ve sat down for a Champions League match and seen/heard the unmistakable introduction before: the anthem plays (“These are the chaaampions!”) and the video pans over a fictitious stadium with a roof made of stars and a capacity of something like two million.
Either you or a friend has probably given voice to the thought, “Imagine if that stadium was real!” Well, it’s not. It’s kind of surprising that Qatar hasn’t recreated the stadium at an astronomical price for the 2022 World Cup, but the Champions League Stadium remains entirely fictitious.
However, thanks to Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer 2018, you’ll now be able to play in the stadium in virtual reality! Dubbed The Ultimate Stage in PES 2018, you’ll now be able to experience the thrill of playing in the un-structurally sound edifice with two million fake little spectators all wearing the same shirt and jumping up and down simultaneously.
The PES demo is out now, and the full game will be launched for the PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC on September 12.