Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown Won’t Have Rollback Netcode

Sega is still using delay-based netcode because the game is built on Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown, which uses delay-based netcode.

Posted By | On 28th, May. 2021

Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown

Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown is releasing on PlayStation 4 on June 1st, and will be available for PlayStation Plus subscribers from June 1st to August 2nd. Ultimate Showdown is a ground-up remake of Virtua Fighter 5, which originally released in arcades in 2006. The new game uses Yakuza‘s Dragon Engine to add high definition textures, new details like sweat on characters, and redone stages.

What the game won’t have, unfortunately, is rollback netcode, instead opting for the delay-based solutions of the past because the game is built on Virtua Fight 5 Final Showdown. Sega confirmed that the game would not use a rollback solution in an email to Kotaku. Without getting into a long technical explanation of why rollback netcode tends to work better, suffice it to say that it does, which is why several upcoming fighting games, like Guilty Gear Strive, are implementing rollback solutions. Delay-based netcode can work over small distances, and tends to work fine in Japan, but tends to fall apart across longer distances. That’s not to say that rollback is a perfect solution, as it can still be done poorly (see: Street Fighter V), but there’s a reason that many fighting game developers are implementing it. It’s unfortunate that Sega isn’t.

That’s not to say that Sega hasn’t done any work to further their eSports ambitions with Ultimate Showdown. Sega has added a 16-player Tournament mode, round-robin matches, and the ability to spectate matches in real-time. Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown had good netcode when it released in 2012, so hopefully that will continue to be true. You can get more information about Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown here.


Amazing Articles You Might Want To Check Out!



Share Your Thoughts Below  (Always follow our comments policy!)



Keep On Reading!

Samurai Warriors 5 Review – Tidying up

Samurai Warriors 5 Review – Tidying up

Samurai Warriors 5 goes in a more colorful, more focused, and leaner direction.

NEO: The World Ends With You is Now Available

NEO: The World Ends With You is Now Available

The follow-up to the 2007 cult hit is finally here and follows new protagonist Rindo as he tries to survive th...

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD – All Upgrades for Shields, Bows, Potions, Items and More

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD – All Upgrades for Shields, Bows, Potions, Items and More

As you explore the world and locate different Treasures, they can be used to upgrade your items. Check out all...

Over 1000 Activision Blizzard Employees Sign an Open Letter Criticizing the Company for its “Abhorrent and Insulting” Lawsuit Response

Over 1000 Activision Blizzard Employees Sign an Open Letter Criticizing the Company for its “Abhorrent and Insulting” Lawsuit Response

"To put it clearly and unequivocally, our values as employees are not accurately reflected in the words and ac...

EA Sports is Looking to Expand with “New Business Models, New Geographies” in the Next 5 Years

EA Sports is Looking to Expand with “New Business Models, New Geographies” in the Next 5 Years

EA Sports currently boasts a collective audience of 230 million players, but is looking to more than double th...

Monster Hunter Stories 2 is Adding Kulve Taroth Co-op Quest Next Week

Monster Hunter Stories 2 is Adding Kulve Taroth Co-op Quest Next Week

Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin is adding Kulve Taroth as a co-op quest exclusive monster in its upcom...