Arc System Works has delayed the release of Guilty Gear Strive. It was originally set to hit PlayStation consoles on the 9th April, but it's been pushed back two months or so, to the 11th June.
A recent open beta for the title took place on PS5 and PS4, and while the test was met with a tidal wave of praise from fighting game players the world over, it wasn't without problems. Most notably, the online lobby system was poorly implemented, and basically, it just took far too long to actually start a match with another player.
Thankfully, it sounds as though the developer is taking this additional time to address outstanding issues. In a statement posted to Twitter, Arc System Works writes: "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 online lobbies and the server's stability."
This isn't the first delay that Strive has received. As unbelievable as it is to think about right now, the game was originally planned for a 2020 launch following its announcement at Evo 2019.
In any case, we loved what we played of Guilty Gear Strive during the aforementioned open beta — and we're expecting the team to deliver a fantastic fighting game this summer. Until then, let us know if you're ready to rock in the comments section below.