Arc System Works has announced a short delay to Guilty Gear Strive which is now moving from April 9th to June 11th 2021. The announcement has been posted on Twitter and it seems user feedback from the beta is the reason for the delay.
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.
The recent open beta for Guilty Gear Strive was extended past it’s original end date and allowed players to pick from 13 fighters from the roster and play single player against bots, or go online and face off against other players.
Last year, Dom had some hands on time with the closed beta and wrote:
The moment that the cranked heavy metal riffs start spilling out of your TV’s speakers, you know this is Guilty Gear. It’s arguably my favourite fighting franchise – sorry Virtua Fighter – offering a level of extraordinarily in-your-face action, and enthralling world building that none of the others have ever quite grasped. The Guilty Gear series has always been built on the belief that being the loudest and the coolest will make you stand out from the pack, and after going hands on with the Guilty Gear Strive closed beta, I’d be hard-pressed to disagree with them.
You can read the full Guilty Gear Strive preview here. The game will be available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC.