netcode

How Fighting Game Developers Can Improve Online Play

How Fighting Game Developers Can Improve Online Play

Netcode, the set of technical protocols that determine online play in video games, is especially important in fighting games. Decisions are often split-second, with just a few frames determining whether or not a punish lands or a combo finishes the job. Netcode is often the main concern of competitive players…

To Explain Netcode Properly, You Need Props

To Explain Netcode Properly, You Need Props

Sometimes discussions on forums can get a little out of hand. Fans are pretty good at going down the rabbit hole. Sometimes it goes into full-blown conspiracy theories. In this instance yes, you the fans, were right. You’ve worked out how Overwatch’s netcode works, and that’s made the programmers happy…