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What fighting game would you return to if it had good rollback netcode?

How far back are we talking?

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • March 11, 2021 at 4:50 p.m. PST • Comments: 57

The push by the fighting game community to bring rollback netcode to the forefront of the attention of developers took years to reach where we are now with widespread adoption and acceptance, but that also leaves many titles potentially forever stuck in a place with sub-optimal netplay — even some of the most beloved titles around.

With Arc System Works now looking into bringing upgraded online to its older titles and SNK attempting to make their own for The King of Fighters 15, there's been a wider discussion brewing within the FGC as to what game's players would like to return to if they had rollback netcode now.

Reddit user InfectedRecon recently posed the question wondering if every fighting game had rollback right now, what game players would be on board with seriously jumping back into again, and we're now going to pose that question to all of you in the form of the poll below.

With hundreds of titles open in the hypothetical, newer games that never reached their full potential, classic games that never really had online and long-running favorites are all on the imaginary table to choose up to three.

The communities of Dragon Ball FighterZ and Granblue Fantasy: Versus have been pleading for their games to get rollback which is looking less likely as the days, months and years progress.

Those most dedicated to Samurai Shodown and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 are even using outside programs like Parsec to keep their game alive outside of their built-in delay-based netplay.

In the end though, this all comes down to personal preference and interests, so vote with your heart.

What fighting game would you be playing right now if it had good rollback netcode?

What fighting game would you be playing right now if it had good rollback netcode?

1. Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3: 36 votes / 10.2%
2. Samurai Shodown: 33 votes / 9.3%
3. Granblue Fantasy: Versus: 26 votes / 7.4%
4. The King of Fighters 13: 26 votes / 7.4%
5. Ultra Street Fighter 4: 26 votes / 7.4%
6. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: 23 votes / 6.5%
7. Dragon Ball FighterZ: 22 votes / 6.2%
8. Capcom vs. SNK 2: 20 votes / 5.7%
9. Soul Calibur 6: 18 votes / 5.1%
10. Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2: 15 votes / 4.2%
11. Persona 4 Arena Ultimax: 13 votes / 3.7%
12. Street Fighter 5: 10 votes / 2.8%
13. The King of Fighters 14: 8 votes / 2.3%
14. BlazBlue: Central Fiction: 8 votes / 2.3%
15. Under Night In-Birth: EXE Late[Cl-r]: 8 votes / 2.3%
16. Dead or Alive 6: 7 votes / 2.0%
17. Virtua Fighter 5: 7 votes / 2.0%
18. Marvel vs. Capcom (other): 6 votes / 1.7%
19. Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: 5 votes / 1.4%
20. Tekken Tag Tournament 2: 4 votes / 1.1%
21. Other (Specify in comments): 4 votes / 1.1%
22. Bloody Roar (series): 4 votes / 1.1%
23. Mortal Kombat 9: 4 votes / 1.1%
24. BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle: 4 votes / 1.1%
25. Pokken Tournament: 3 votes / 0.8%
26. Street Fighter (other): 3 votes / 0.8%
27. The King of Fighters 11: 3 votes / 0.8%
28. Mortal Kombat (other): 2 votes / 0.6%
29. SVC Chaos : 1 votes / 0.3%
30. King of Fighters (other): 1 votes / 0.3%
31. Rival Schools : 1 votes / 0.3%
32. Virtua Fighter (other): 1 votes / 0.3%
33. Arcana Heart 3: 1 votes / 0.3%

Total votes: 353


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