Internet rumour suggests patch will be out on November 19.
Konami has issued a "no comment" to rumours it has set a November 19 deadline for a PES 2008 patch.
Internet rumours surfaced today suggesting that the Japanese publisher was expecting to make a patch that would resolve the online lag issues available in just a week.
Comments purporting to come from a Konami spokesperson, reported by pesforum.co.uk, said: "We hope to have the patch released within two weeks at the latest, and have set a deadline of Monday 19th November to get this to the public, as we are aware there are a lot of gamers out there that are avoiding a massive part of the game because of the online issues."
The quotes continue: "I would say to all PES fans to be patient with us while we rectify the problems, please be assured that we are working very hard to fix these problems. We hope that everyone will soon be enjoying the online aspect of the game which people will love playing with their friends and fellow gamers."
However, when Pro-G contacted Konami for clarification the publisher told us that no official announcement on a PES 2008 patch had been made.
Many gamers have expressed their frustration at the crippling lag experienced when playing console versions of the game. Last month we gave Konami's UK office a call posing as a customer to ask what the publisher would be doing to combat the problems. We were told that a patch was being worked on that would not only attempt to improve offline play but also online play.
A patch for the PC version of the game has already been released, and last week Konami issued advice on how to smooth out play in the PS3 game.
Rest assured we'll bring you the latest on this story as it happens.