Arika President Akira Nishitani offered Fighting EX Layer: Another Dash netcode system release date during the Japan Fighting Game Roundtable 3. It will appear on April 1, 2022. Following the reveal, he referred to it as “the next generation of netcode.” He also noted that this isn’t an April Fools’ joke.
Ahead of this 2.20 Fighting EX Layer: Another Dash patch announcement, Arika already showed how it will change the game. Here’s a comparison video.
As a reminder, the original Fighting EX Layer already offers rollback netcode. The PC version’s beta for it began in July 2020. After that, it ended up being added to the PS4 and PC versions in the 1.14 update.
Nishitani did discuss the possibility of the Fighting EX Layer: Another Dash new netcode system coming to, say, the PC. He noted the team is “considering” it. It was during this portion that Nishitani said this new netcode “could turn out to be two to three times better than it is currently.” He went on to say it wouldn’t be out on other platforms in April 2022. However, he did say Arika would like to implement it in other versions of the game if they can.
Fighting EX Layer: Another Dash is available for the Nintendo Switch, and its 2.20 update will arrive on April 1, 2022.