Guilty Gear Strive, the upcoming fighter from Arc System Works, has been delayed.
The studio recently put out a statement from producer Takeshi Yamanaka. The game, which is famed for its amazing visual style, was originally scheduled for late 2020. The team has made the decision to push back the release to "early 2021".
As you might expect, a large contributing factor to this delay is the impact of coronavirus. "While our company's staff and our business partners are putting in a sincere effort in dealing with the changes due to the spread of COVID-19, every aspect of our development schedule has faced delays," Yamanaka states. Arc System Works is going to use this extra dev time to "further improve the quality of the game responding to everyon's help and feedback from the recent closed beta test".
Guilty Gear Strive was showing real promise when we took it for a spin in said beta test, and it certainly looks stunning. Still, we're sure the game will only improve with a couple more months of work. Are you looking forward to this game? Don't feel guilty in the comments section below.