Over six years after its release, Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2 is finally getting a rollback netcode on Steam.
The Arc System Works 2D fighter feature first entered public beta testing in October 2022 and lasted a few weeks. It obviously went well, as it will officially rolled out in the game (opens in new tab) on January 20, bringing it in line with its newer sibling Guilty Gear Strive. It makes for a much smoother experience online, bringing it a little closer to what offline play feels like. It can be one of the biggest make-or-break features for a fighting game: bad netcode can kill a game’s community faster than anything else. Just ask the other three SoulCalibur 6 players. (Just kidding!)
It’s nice to see Arc System Works continue to support Xrd, and retrofitting fighters with rollback netcode is pretty common lately. At EVO 2022 both Dragon Ball FighterZ and Samurai Shodown (opens in new tab) it was announced that they would receive netcode rollback. Both games were then about four years old and one year old, respectively. However, it’s definitely a feature that should preferably be included with the game at launch. Street Fighter 6 (opens in new tab) has already announced that it will launch with netcode rollback, which is a blessing. There’s still no word on whether Tekken 8 will do the same.
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It’s a feature that’s starting to bleed out even past fighters. Stormgate, the upcoming RTS from ex-Blizzard developers, does plans to include rollback (opens in new tab)with Frost Giant lead architect James Anhalt calling it “the most responsive RTS game” he’s ever worked on.