Rollback coming only to specific platforms, though
The epic conclusion to the Dragon Ball FighterZ tournament at Evo 2022 has just taken place, and to celebrate the efforts of everyone who competed the game’s producer, Tomoko Hiroki, appeared on stage to deliver a special message.
Hiroki announced that after much demand, Dragon Ball FighterZ will finally be seeing the addition of rollback netcode. While this is great news, fans were also delivered the bittersweet confirmation that content support for DBFZ has officially concluded.
Through a translator, Hiroki shared the bad news with fans first. She noted that the developers feel that Dragon Ball FighterZ is in a good spot balance-wise, and because of this there are no more balance updates planned.
In addition to that, no new characters will be joining the roster. Lab Coat 21 was the most recent DLC fighter to join the playable cast, and we now have confirmation that she also doubles as the final one.
“With the latest update, which just released a few weeks ago, we believe that Dragon Ball FighterZ has been tuned to its finest,” said Hiroki through a translator. “We do not have any future plans for new characters or additional balance adjustments,” Hiroki said.
On the plus side, fans can look forward to the implementation of rollback netcode. A better online experience has been something players have been clamoring for since launch, so it’s definitely a treat to see that the people’s voices have been heard.
Hiroki explained that rollback will be added to the Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, and PC versions of the game. Those playing on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will see upgrade paths made available to them at a later time, but more information will be available on social media in the future.
“We have decided to implement rollback netcode to Dragon Ball FighterZ,” she said. “The feature will be implemented to the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S and X and PC versions. For players who already have the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions, we do plan to provide you with upgrade paths, through an upgrade program,” Hiroki concluded.