Guilty Gear Strive Has Been Delayed Into 2021

The anime style fighting game has been delayed due to issues relating to the ongoing global pandemic.

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Guilty Gear Strive has been delayed into next year. Developer Arc System Works has released a statement from Takeshi Yamanaka, the game's producer, via Twitter, explaining the delay.

The tweet includes the statement from Yamanaka, who says that the company has decided to push back the release of Guilty Gear Strive from late 2020 to early 2021. The post notes that the company’s staff and business partners have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, with every aspect of the development schedule experiencing delays.

The team will be looking to make good use of the extra time, using all the feedback received from the closed beta test to improve the game. The closed beta ran from April 16 to 19, and featured seven characters for players to try out.

“We apologise sincerely to everyone who has been anticipating the release with keen excitement," the statement reads. "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."

Guilty Gear Strive isn’t the only game that’s been delayed due to the COVID-19 virus causing countries to lock down businesses and companies resorting to working from home, The Last of Us Part 2 was delayed by Sony earlier in the year. Marvel’s Iron Man VR, The Outer Worlds Switch port release, and Minecraft Dungeons have also been delayed due to the outbreak.

Guilty Gear Strive is now set to release in early 2021 on PS4.

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