To what extent is unknown
King of Fighters XIV didn’t make the splash that SNK intended in the pro scene, but they still seem proud of it nonetheless. In addition to a massive visual overhaul they’ve also peppered in various bits of DLC, worked on the netcode, and provided various fixes and the like since its August 2016 launch.
The folks over at 4Gamer decided to check in with Yasuyuki Oda, Game Department Vice Manager and 1st Studio Producer for SNK, who stated that things were going swimmingly with the series and that this year, XIV will be getting a new update on top of a 40th anniversary celebration of SNK as a company.
Oda lays out his plans for 2018, stating: “Thanks to everyone, in 2018 we will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the SNK brand. On the game side, we have new title releases and announcements for both consoles and apps (I cannot say anything yet!), and we are also planning to update The King of Fighters XIV, which is available now. First, the King of Fighters manga will start on New Year’s Day! We are also preparing 40th anniversary commemoration goods, which will be gradually released mainly through the SNK Online Shop. Please look forward to SNK in 2018!”
Sure thing. Now if I could just find more people to play it with locally.
Interviews [4Gamer via Gematsu]