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Samurai Shodown Rollback Netcode Update Delayed Until Summer 2023

Samurai Shodown rollback update
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SNK Global released a statement about the planned rollback netcode update for Samurai Shodown. The initial release window for the update was set for Spring 2023, but it has since been delayed until Summer 2023. The reasons given for pushing back the implementation of rollback netcode are various setbacks and other circumstances that appeared during the preparation of the update.

SNK announced the inclusion of rollback netcode in Samurai Shodown back in November 2022. Ever since, the game received a Community Beta Test for the update back in February 2023. Alongside the announcement of the delay, SNK also announced that a second Community Beta Test for the Samurai Shodown rollback netcode update will be held in June 2023. The exact days the test will happen will be announced at a later date.

You can read the statement SNK put out here:

The version of Samurai Shodown to receive rollback is the 2019 reboot of the franchise. Additionally, the Neo Geo Collection included rollback back when it released on June 2020. The collection includes the first five titles in the series, alongside two updates for Samurai Shodown V, one of them never released before.

Samurai Shodown is immediately available for the PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and Windows PC via Steam. A second Community Beta Test for the upcoming update will appear sometime in June 2023. Rollback netcode has not been announced for the Nintendo Switch version of the game.

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