Fighting game fans have been asking for this for years, and the day has finally arrived.
In lieu of a new Guilty Gear Strive character, Arc System Works announced that rollback netcode to Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 and Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator is coming on CEOtaku 2022.
No, you are not dreaming. Soon, Xrd’s nearly ten-year-old lag-based netplay will be replaced, so hopefully you won’t have to worry about lag – and dropping combos because of it.
There is currently no firm release date for Xrd to receive the full rollback update, but players will be able to test drive it soon.
The developers will launch a public rollback test for PC sometime in late October, similar to how they beta test previous games, but it’s not confirmed whether the major patch will also make its way to the PlayStation 4 version of REV2 and Revelator. .
ArcSys certainly lives up to their goal of updating their older fighting games with better online play with Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax and Dragon Ball FighterZ which have all received their upgrades or are currently working on it.
That basically leaves only Granblue Fantasy: Versus as the only man, but hopefully it now signals that the company’s tech wizards will fully complete the rollback roster in time and cement themselves as fighting game legends.
You can check out the full announcement trailer for Guilty Gear Xrd’s rollback update below.