Konami is taking some preventive measures for the online mode of Pro Evolution Soccer 2012, and has advised the malicious players, if you disconnect in the middle of matches because they are losing, they will be penalized in the long term.
According to the company, in a model very similar to other online games, PES 2012 each player has a reputation level, which encourages fair play. When a player leaves in the middle of a match that level of trust gradually decreases.
The automated system that finds matches for its opponents, will seek to put players with the same reputation level to play against each other. This means that players cheaters who disconnect during the game, eventually playing with other cheaters.
Players with very low reputation will also be banned from competitions. Konami believes this should be enough to provide a more enjoyable online experience for football fans.
Jon Murphy, head of the European team of Pro Evolution Soccer, commented: “Online is a key element in PES 2012 and we work hard to bring options to improve the competitive factor of the game.”