Update: Yoshinori Ono announces that Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition will see netcode adjustments coming next week

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • February 13, 2020 at 5:40 a.m. PST

Update: Yoshinori Ono has now posted an additional message to his Twitter page to let us know that the netcode update for SF5 will be coming next week. You can see his full statement below.

Yoshinori Ono has announced on Twitter that the Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition dev team will be making adjustments to the game's netcode soon.

"We hope everyone is excited for the release of Seth and Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition this Friday," said Ono. "The team is working hard and wants to let SF5 players know that we’ll be making adjustments to the game’s netcode soon. We'll share more details later. Thanks for the support."

Back in early January, a user created PC mod implemented a netcode fix and was then released for the purpose of being downloaded. This mod was designed to address a certain desync bug in the game's code that caused issues with online play.

Since then, Yoshinori Ono has hinted that the development team had an understanding of the netcode situation. Up until now, Ono has never directly mentioned what it was that he understood even if members of the community knew what he was talking about.

Unfortunately, PlayStation 4 users had no way to implement the unofficial mod on their consoles. Needless to say, this created even more issues when it came to crossplay.

The Champion Edition update for Street Fighter 5 and Seth will be releasing on February 14, 2020 — this Friday. Notably, there's a server maintenance period scheduled for February 13 at 10 a.m. PT, likely in preparation for Champion Edition.

"Thank you for the positive responses on our netcode announcement!," wrote Ono in his latest update. "Many players are asking about the timing for this, so I can share that the netcode update will happen next week after the server maintenance. For this week, please enjoy the release of #SFVCE and Seth on Friday!"

It's still unclear what the timing will be for the server maintenance since no further scheduled changes have been announced past today's at this point, but Capcom generally seems to run their regular maintenance times around Tuesday afternoon for those of us in North America.

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