PES creator Shingo 'Seabass' Takatsuka said he'd "seriously" think about using EA's FIFA engine, if the company offered Konami the chance to use.
"I would think about it really seriously because I still believe that EA's engine and animation is really superb, very good," he said in an interview with CVG.
It's all hypothetical of course, but does open up the opportunity for Takatsuka to complement EA's tech...
"The modelling of the characters is perhaps not really to my taste actually, so I might not take that part, but seriously I think their engine and their motion style is really great," Seabass added.
Whilst on the subject of FIFA, the PES creator said he was glad that hardcore fans know that Konami got the stat-based "Become a Legend" mode first, which is now one of the boasted features in FIFA 09.
"That's one of my biggest regrets that we didn't get the Fantasista mode [from Japanese version Winning Eleven] into PES and introduced to Europe," he said. "However you do encourage me and it's good that people like yourselves know that our Fantasista mode was earlier than FIFA's Become a Legend."
Read the full PES 2009 interview on CVG here.