The King of Fighters 2002 UM gets rollback netcode, Steam franchise sale slashes prices by up to 80%
Starting today, SNK has added rollback netcode to the Steam version of The King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match.
The feature, which was added as part of a massive update to the remastered version of the classic Neo Geo fighter, will greatly improve the game’s online functionality, as player inputs are registered as soon they are pressed, even in laggy circumstances. Additionally, KoF 2002 UM players will have the ability to set how much delay/rollback frames are permissible during online bouts.
“The Community Beta Test in preparation for this update saw KOF 2002 UM breaking its record of simultaneous players on Steam,” SNK said in a press release distributed this evening. “We received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback concerning the implementation of the rollback netcode, and so we hope this new update allows players to have more fun when playing online!”
Finally, SNK has kicked off a major KoF franchise sale on Steam. The sale, which runs through November 16th, sees many of the 16-bit brawlers’ prices slashed by up to 80%.
You can find the full list of discounted titles below courtesy of SNK:
・THE KING OF FIGHTERS ’97 GLOBAL MATCH （80% OFF）
・THE KING OF FIGHTERS ’98 ULTIMATE MATCH FINAL EDITION （50% OFF）
・THE KING OF FIGHTERS 2002 ULTIMATE MATCH （25% OFF）
・THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII STEAM EDITION （75% OFF）
・THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIV STEAM EDITION （75% OFF）
・THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIV STEAM EDITION DELUXE PACK （75% OFF）
・THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIV STEAM EDITION ULTIMATE PACK （75% OFF）
・KOF TRIPLE PACK （50% OFF）
If you’re a fan of SNK’s long-running fighting game series like me, then this is the perfect time to add some of these to your Steam library on the cheap. KoF 98 UM and KoF 2002 UM are easily the best of the bunch. But really, it’s hard to go wrong with any of the games featured in this sale.
Will you be taking advantage of this promotion? If so, which KoFs will you be tossing in your cart? Also, what are your thoughts on KoF 2002 UM getting rollback netcode? Be sure to let us know in the comments below.