Dead or Alive 5: Last Round Finally Gets Online Support on PC



/ 3 years ago

Dead or Alive 5

Dead or Alive 5: Last Round’s PC port is absolutely atrocious and plagued by a lack of keyboard bindings, omitted stages and no sign of the “Soft Engine” seen on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Even more absurd, the game launched without any online support whatsoever and Team Ninja rationalized this decision with the explanation:

“We are currently beta testing the update to add online functionality to DEAD OR ALIVE 5 Last Round on Steam. We originally announced that we would release the update by the end of June 2015. However, due to major issues found during the beta test, we will be postponing the release of the update.”

After a ridiculously long delay, the online component has finally been incorporated but I believe this will have zero impact on the game’s community. While some players enjoy the Arcade stages, the majority of longevity comes from online bouts and leaderboards. The concept that a major fighting game can be launched on PC without the main mode is laughable. Surely, the PC fighting scene will move to the latest Street Fighter game instead for competitive play. On another note, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round is technically dated and devoid of some advanced features seen on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The only way to describe this move is pure laziness.

Do you play fighting games on PC?

Image courtesy of PCWorld.

Thank you Dark Side of Gaming for providing us with this information.

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