Arc System Works has announced that both BlazBlue Central Fiction and BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle, two of its fighting games, will receive the technology rollback netcode coming soon. It is a software conceived to improve online gaming performance, especially as regards reduce lag it means. He has done it during the tournament CEO 2021. In the case of Central Fiction, it will arrive in February 2022 and testing will begin tomorrow. For its part, Cross Tag Battle will have to wait and it has not yet been specified when it will be integrated into the title.
Rollback netcode: past, present and future of online fighting
A few months ago, at MeriStation we offered you details about how this technology works. Although it is likely that many users think that we are facing something new, nothing is further from the truth: was created more than 10 years ago. The main responsible, Tony Cannon, devised it with the aim of improving the performance of multiplayer games and trying to avoid dreaded lag, especially in old video games whose infrastructure, today, is insufficient to achieve an optimal experience.
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- BazBlue Central Fiction Analysis
- Análisis Baz Blue Cross Tag Battle
The funny thing is that there are not a few large companies, especially in Japan, that even in the middle of 2021 seem reluctant to make use of this software. In any case, it is unavoidable to think that the rollback netcode is not going to become a standard for years to come. After all, it is not acceptable that some games that decades behind them present less problems than others recently released.
BlazBlue Central Fiction, originally released for PS3, is available on PS4, PC, and Nintendo Switch. For its part, BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle is part of the same platforms.