Rollback Netcode is coming to Dragon Ball FighterZ
Dragon Ball FighterZ fans have finally collected all seven Dragon Balls to make their wishes come true, as Bandai Namco has announced that restoration netcode is coming to the popular fighting game.
Revealed After Dragon Ball FighterZ’s grand finale at EVO 2022, producer Tomoko Hiroki shared a message with fans saying that the long-awaited feature is finally coming to Dragon Ball FighterZ.
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Hiroki also confirmed that PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S versions of Dragon Ball FighterZ are in development. If you want to take advantage of the game’s upcoming netcode rollback feature, you’ll need to play on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, or PC.
Fortunately, Hiroki said that Bandai Namco is planning a way for owners of the PS4 and Xbox One versions to upgrade to the current-gen version once it becomes available. There was no mention of rollback netcode support for the Nintendo Switch version of the game. No rollback schedule for the netcode or current-gen version was given.
Rollback netcode is a big deal to a fighting game’s online viability and longevity. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, Restore netcode is designed to create a nearly lag-free online experience for fighting game players. In games with lag-based netcode, players experience noticeable input lag when playing online. In a fighting game, where every gameplay frame counts, even the slightest delay can ruin a game’s competitive online scene.
Restoration netcode is as close as online play can get to in-person competition, making virtual tournaments and events competitively viable. The Dragon Ball FighterZ community has been asking for a restore netcode for years. Earlier this year, Bandai Namco has postponed the Dragon Ball FighterZ World Championship Finals due to COVID-19. Although games with rollback netcode may have allowed events like this to transition to the internet, Dragon Ball FighterZ fans just had to wait, as their online gameplay was not suitable for a competitive tournament.
Beyond the big restore netcode reveal, Hiroki said there are no current plans to add more fighters or balance changes to the game, which means Dragon Ball FighterZ is basically content. complete.
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