Samurai Shodown to receive day one patch to improve input delay says SNK

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • June 6, 2019 at 7:02 a.m. PDT

Samurai Shodown is now only 19 days away from its official release in the West, and though it is one of the most anticipated fighting games of 2019, it has faced some questions and concerns regarding its input delay in recent days.

The Japanese demo of the game reportedly featured around eight frames of input lag on PlayStation 4, but now SNK's Yasuyuki Oda has taken to Twitter to share that SamSho's developers hope to improve the situation by the time it launches.

The SNK producer said that they hope to lessen the input delay by way of a day one patch for the title though Oda did not specify what the developers were aiming to reduce it to specifically.

Loïc "WydD" Petit, who has been one of fighting game community members on the front lines testing things like input lag and frame data, first reported that the Samurai Shodown demo has 134 ms of input delay which equates to eight frames and was "the worst lag [he has] ever measured."

WydD rated the demo build as an F+ tier with a stability of 83 percent while The King of Fighters 14 sits around 4.6 frames of input lag — a similar level to where Tekken 7, Street Fighter 5 and Dragon Ball FighterZ are all at now.

SNK's community manager, Krispy Kaiser, did come out shortly after the findings to say on Twitter that the development team was already working out a solution to the perceived problem at hand.

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WydD's reported Samurai Shodown input delay findings on PS4

Players who were tuned into the FGC in 2016 will likely remember the heated and persistent talk of Street Fighter 5 launching with eight frames of input lag before being reduced while Tekken 7 faced a similar situation the following year. All three of these games run on Unreal Engine 4.

Samurai Shodown is scheduled to launch in the West on June 25 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with releases for PC and Nintendo Switch in the works to reportedly come later in 2019.

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