Guilty Gear Strive delayed until early 2021

May 15 2020 1 min read
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Arc System Works has announced that its new title, Guilty Gear Strive, will be delayed until early 2021 instead of the anticipated late 2020 release date. This delay is due to the coronavirus pandemic putting a strain on the development process.

Takeshi Yamanaka, the producer of Guilty Gear Strive, released a statement on the reason for the delay and his sincerest apology:

Takeshi Yamanaka

We have previously announced the release of Guilty Gear -Strive- for late 2020, however we have decided to change the release schedule to early 2021. 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. In addition, we have decided to set up a schedule to further improve the quality of the game responding to everyone's help and feedback from the recent closed beta test. We apologize sincerely to everyone who has been anticipating the release with keen excitement. Ourselves, we are dedicated to bringing you a new Guilty Gear game that will satisfy all of our fans. Please be assured that we will make good use of that extra time to do this.

Arc System Works may have expected a bit of fan backlash at this news, but it seems the community is happy to hear that the devs are taking their time with the game. Gaming in recent years has seen a number of games released that weren't quite ready, and it seems gamers don't want to encourage that cycle to continue.


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