Fighting game fans have been asking for this for years now, and the day has finally come.
Instead of a new Guilty Gear Strive character, Arc System Works announced that rollback netcode will be coming to Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 and Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator at CEOtaku 2022.
No, you’re not dreaming. Soon Xrd’s near-decade-old delay-based netplay will be replaced, so you’ll hopefully no longer need to worry about lag — and dropping combos because of it.
There is currently no hard release date set for Xrd to receive the full rollback update, but players will get to take it for a test drive very soon.
The developers will be launching a rollback public test sometime in late October for PC similarly to how they beta tested previous games, but it hasn’t been confirmed whether the big patch will make its way to the PlayStation 4 version of REV2 and Revelator as well.
ArcSys is certainly living 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 all having received their upgrades or are currently in the process of doing so.
That basically just leaves Granblue Fantasy: Versus as the only man out unfortunately, but hopefully this now indicates the tech wizards at the company 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.
— ArcSystemWorks (@ArcSystemWorksU) September 26, 2022