to society Dragon Ball FighterZ has reason to celebrate. Last Saturday (6) at the dawn of EVO 2022, Bandai Namco announced that the game would receive support return netcode soon.
— Bandai Namco Esports (@BNEesports) August 7, 2022
According to the announcement, the news will be available only on PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, with dedicated versions for next-generation consoles. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will not be supported, but there will be upgrade paths for newer versions.
A supposed leak that would be the result of a ransomware attack carried out by Bandai Namco already hinted at the launch. Dragon Ball FighterZ Super, which could be the next generation version of the game. Until now, the publisher does not provide additional details about the news.
Because returns are more demanding, minimal and recommended Dragon Ball FighterZ The computer should also undergo changes. For this reason, the publisher guarantees that it will still be possible to play with the delay netcode.
But what is the return?
For those unfamiliar with the technology, a return is a network code that Ensures players’ button response instantly during online matches. And in fighting games, frame lag has a huge impact on performance.
Instead of using a delay based on distance or link quality, The code simulates the actions of the playersand with high success rates. This makes instability and lag virtually unnoticeable. If the prediction is incorrect, the game will skip a few frames of animation to synchronize the match.
More and more fighting games include throwback netcode, especially after the Covid-19 pandemic. As the public could no longer gather to play, it began charging more for online gaming environments that used more latency-based network codes.
Few games today make good use of flashbacks, with emphasis DNF Duel, Guilty Mechanism: Fight, King of Fighters XV and Killer instinct. It is already known that Street Fighter 6 Use technology while Samurai Shodown It will be updated in 2023.