Tekken 6 fans give thanks for working online multiplayer

Thanksgiving is that wonderful time of year where all Americans come together with their families to eat themselves sick and watch the holiday tradition of the Detroit Lions getting curb stomped and the Dallas Cowboys dishing out a curb stomping (Hopefully. It’s against the Raiders, so they better not screw it up). Unfortunately, some people still have to work on Thanksgiving, and that apparently includes the Xbox Live and PlayStation Network crews, as a free update to Tekken 6 was released today to mainly address the problems with the game’s online multiplayer. The patch reportedly does the following:

  • Improve input response – Improve game’s responsiveness to button/command inputs.
  • Selectable search priorities for ranked matches – Players will be able to set search priorities for opponents in ranked matches based on comparable rank or connection speed quality as well as area.
  • Optimize data transmission between fighters and spectators – The fight data will be optimized in order to reduce the bandwidth load on the host’s console.
  • Signal strength bars – The update will improve the signal strength bar to reflect connection quality more accurately.
  • Chance to cancel match – The update will allow players to cancel the match before it begins after displaying the opponents signal strength.

In layman’s terms, that means that hopefully it’s fixed. This is good news for the numerous black friday shoppers like myself who were planning getting the game on the cheap. Here’s hoping I don’t get trampled to death.

And I hope everyone here has a very happy Thanksgiving, but if you’re not American, then just have a nice Thursday.