Guilty Gear Strive developer Arc System Works has announced plans to delay the release of the next game in the series until June 11, 2021. This was announced shortly after the end of the playable beta on PlayStation consoles, which allowed players to face off in multiplayer mode. matches with a select number of playable fighters.
This is the second time Guilty Gear Strive has been delayed. Originally planned for a late 2020 release, the developers delayed the game until April 9, 2021 in light of the additional challenge of game development during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the developer’s statement, it was made clear that more work was needed to get the game to where it needed to be for its full release.
“As we have received valuable feedback after the recent open beta testing, we would like to make the most of this opportunity to offer the best possible game,” the statement said. “We need more time to polish some aspects of the game, such as online lobbies and server stability.”
The response to the open beta was generally positive. However, a common theme of criticism was the focus of online lobbies, which made making matches a bit difficult for players. According to the release, Arc System Jobs will take this feedback to put a little more work into it.
Recently, Arc System Works revealed the final character of Guilty Gear Strive’s 15-fighter launch lineup, which sees the return of the time-traveling witch I-No. For more information on Guilty Gear Strive, be sure to check back at GameSpot for more updates on the status of the game.
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