Ark System Works, through its Twitter profile, has announced that Guilty Gear Strive, whose expected release date was April 9, 2021, has been postponed. The game will now be released on 11 June 2021.
The postponement is due to the developer’s desire to improve the lobby system and server stability, based on the feedback received from users who tried the recent open beta, who had identified critical issues precisely in these two fields. Another problem involved the inability to ask for a rematch from the opponent at the end of the game, forcing players to return to the lobby.
The software house thus aims to provide players with a better gaming experience. The title had already undergone a previous postponement due to the coronavirus.
Here are the statements:
We have made the tough ds.isi©t to move the release date of “Guilty Gear”’. -Strive-” (previously planned for April 9, 2021) to June 11, 2021.
Since we have received valuable feedback after the recent Open Beta Test, we would like to make the most of this opportunity to provide the best game possible. We need extra time to polish some aspects of the game, such as the online lobbies and the server’s stability.
We believe it best to use the extra time to improve the game’s quality and provide a better experience to all our players. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Recall that the game is the latest chapter in the beloved series of technical fighting games. The title will provide a roster of 15 basic characters, plus 5 more that will be added through DLC contained in the first Season Pass, which will also introduce an expansion of the story mode, two stages and colors for some characters.
The gameplay will maintain its complexity and depth, however, opening up to even the less experienced. The graphic style adopted will be that of 2.5D in anime style. Guilty Gear Strive will be released for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC.
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— ArcSystemWorks ➡️ #GuiltyGearStrive 06.11.21 (@ArcSystemWorksU) March 4, 2021