It’s improving lots of things!!
It’s also adding things people requested, like flight in the hub world (which is bigger than before), SSJ3, more customization options and more.
they really should add Bojack’s gang and Android 13’s team (and should add brand new antagonists exclusive to Xenoverse 2) It’s messed up they aren’t adding more races, the Hera race would be so awesome, but the new customization improves the current races. Also they are rebalancing things too. And this is next gen, so the framerate will be more solid and smooth 60 fps (though you know, Xenoverse 1 felt 60 fps to me, sort of. was it 60 fps on PS4? if it was 30 fps, then that means it’ll flow even more awesomely with Xenoverse 2.)
the hub city is 7 times larger than the original (that is sooooo great!! glad they are making it a little more like Dragon Ball Online, a lot of fans enjoy the social space and continue to use the Xenoverse 1 hub) though they should allow a chat channel that has free text chat. PSO has free text chat, so should Xenoverse 2. the default could be the family friendly preset words chat, but there could be an alternate channel for free chat. though even without that, Xenoverse 1 proved that a lot of players still enjoy teaming together, doing PVP, emotes, and enjoying the community shared world.
Xenoverse is successful mainstream fighting game, innovating how the game modes/features and community are connected, with the Phantasy Star Online inspired hub format much more immersive and awesome than just menu navigation. plus the character creation combined with making the player the lead protagonist, links the player to the world and story in much greater ways without needing to be an RPG. also it’s so cool shopping and seeing people here and there and checking out their personalized appearance and style. Xenoverse brings fighting game worlds and social experiences more to life, with more creativity as well.
Also people that complain about RNG really don’t realize RNG loot has helped a lot of legendary games have more replay value and element of surprise, as well as making more use of the content, instead of automatically sucking the loot from a quest the first time and then people have little to no incentive to keep doing that quest. so the RNG loot drop format is successful in games, and one of the reasons why ancient games like Diablo II, Castlevania HD, mmorpgs, and other games are played generations longer than games that don’t have those things. (also overwatch has RNG loot, like it or hate it, it does fuel players with more incentives to keep playing and help new players beat the content).