Street Fighter x Tekken sound issues due to new netcode

By Brenna Hillier
9 March 2012 02:19 GMT

Capcom has apologised for sound issues plaguing online matches of Street Fighter x Tekken, but said the problems are the trade off for a smooth online experience.

“We are aware of the sound issues that occur when playing matches online,” assistant producer Tomoaki Ayano wrote on Capcom Unity.

“The new netcode implemented in Street Fighter X Tekken allows for up to 4 players to have a smooth online experience, however depending on the connection stability between players, things like ‘spontaneous match rollback’, ‘voice effects cutting out’, and ‘sound effects cutting out’ also are occurring.”

Ayano said the SFxT netcode is completely different from that used for Street Fighter IV, as it has to carry a much greater amount od data to support four player matches.

“In order to completely fix all the sound issues, the smoothness of the online gameplay has to be traded off, so it is a very complicated and difficult balancing act. We would like everyone to know that the development team is currently looking at various ways to improve the sound issues,” he said, promising further updates when possible.

Street Fighter x Tekken is out now on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, with a PC launch in May and a Vite release in northern autumn.

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