Any company can release a broken game, but only a few stick around to fix them. Atlus has earned a strong reputation in the States for the respect it gives its fans, and today’s press release about the state of The King of Fighters XIII‘s online play is no exception.
We have been carefully monitoring dialogue and feedback regarding the online play in THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII. While the general consensus is that KOF XIII is one of if not the best entry in the series and that the netcode is noticeably improved over the previous iteration, we’re saddened to hear that many of our fans are frustrated with their online experiences thus far.
Just as it was in the months prior to the game’s release, we will do everything within our influence to help developer SNK PLAYMORE test and continue to improve KOF XIII‘s network performance. To this end, the detailed feedback we’ve received is invaluable.
We greatly appreciate the dedication of players who are diligently reporting their online experiences, and we sincerely thank the community for all of the passion and support it has offered us and THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII.
The King of Fighters XIII was released for the 360 and PS3 a little over a week ago to generally strong reviews, but since then the general public has hit a wall of high latency and sudden disconnects when trying to use the game’s matching service. Hopefully that situation will start seeing improvements over the coming days.