Arc System Works Hits Guilty Gear Strive Fans With Delay To June Release (1)

It definitely felt inevitable that more games would be walking down the same path in what is already a year full of delays for both indies and AAA titles. For fans of Arc System Works’ amazing fighting games, this is not exactly the news you want. In an announcement on Twitter, the acclaimed developer behind the likes of Dragon Ball FighterZ and Granblue Fantasy Versus, confirmed a delay for Guilty Gear Strive.

The highly anticipated fighting game has been in the works for some time now. However, the delay will push it from the initial April 9 release date to June 11. The extra two months will allow the team at Arc System Works to improve the game’s quality. This could be welcome news though, depending on how you view it. The developer is known for its high standards, so a delay shows that quality will not suffer under any circumstances.

 

Guilty Gear Strive only recently concluded its open beta test, and the feedback from those sessions factored into the decision to announce a delay. The community put in hours of testing the game, so it would be a waste not to incorporate the feedback. The delay will provide time to polish different aspects of the game, including improvements to the online lobbies and overall server stability.

Arc System Works Hits Guilty Gear Strive Fans With Delay To June Release (2)

Worth the wait

We were first introduced to Guilty Gear Strive back in November of 2019. The fourth major game of the series will bring back plenty of familiar faces, alongside some new fighters. Strive will provide more of that amazing combat fans know and love.

The game was originally slated for a late 2020 release. However, following player feedback from a closed beta test, the game was delayed into early 2021 for more polishing. We are starting to see a pattern here.

With the new June 11 release date, this will likely be the last delay for Guilty Gear Strive. Fans will hopefully be in for a treat when the time comes.

Jake Su
Tactical strategy games are Jake's jam, and defending the Earth from alien and internal threats is just his bread and butter since the 1990s.

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