Yesterday the Guilty Gear Strive beta ended.
For those who were not aware ArcSys implemented rollback netcode between last year’s beta and this year’s.
Many were ecstatic with how good the connections were. Network access and server connection issues aside, the netcode performed well as most KI folks have experienced for years.
After the japanese developers roundtable, also last weekend, there is pressure from players on SNK to announce rollback netcode for KOFXV (they have been only implementing this for smaller older titles thus far). At the roundtable there was good discussion from Bamco and ArcSys but SNK devs were quiet during this discussion topic. So some new hashtags to get SNK to step up there game started trending (nobody knows if they already have any kind of plans).
Bottom line, many japanese players experienced good netcode perhaps for the first time with a major title. I was not a Guilty Gear fan or player but I actually joined the beta for all 6 days. Thoroughly enjoyed the online experience, so I’m hopeful for GG Strive at least.
Also after the GGST beta, you could participate in a survey. Interestingly, KI was mentioned as an option to a question related to what fighting game you regularly play. Good stuff!