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Guilty Gear Strive Crossplay Beta Test

Here's everything you need to know about the exciting news for the upcoming crossplay beta test for Guilty Gear Strive.
Guilty Gear Strive Crossplay Beta Test
Players who love Guilty Gear Strive were ecstatic when the full roadmap for the upcoming updates and features to come was revealed at the recent EVO 2022. Reveals that the developers over at Arc System Works aren't content with resting on their laurels, and will be bringing tons of new updates to the game, including the long-awaited crossplay functionality that will arrive as a beta test.

So let's take a deep dive into everything you need to know regarding the Guilty Gear Strive crossplay beta test. We will cover the important details like when you can expect to try it out, its promises, limitations, and more.

Guilty Gear Strive Crossplay Beta Test

Guilty Gear Strive Crossplay Beta Test Coming to PlayStation and PC
A beta test for the crossplay of Guilty Gear Strive will be coming mid-September. (Picture: Arc System Works)

The roadmap slide for Guilty Gear Strive was shown near the end of EVO 2022's "The Past, Present, and Future of the Guilty Gear" Series panel. Among the notable items is a crossplay beta test scheduled for the fall season, which will include crossplay for those on PlayStation and PC.

Strive General Director Daisuke Ishiwatari narrowed the window even further, stating that the beta test will take place in mid-September. And stated that if the test went well, the crossplay update could be released even sooner.

Other things to keep in mind are the release dates for new characters. One will make its debut later this summer and will most likely be revealed this weekend. The game's seventh character will be released this fall, and two more characters (along with a new stage) will be released in 2023.

PlayStation players will be pleased to learn that the PS5 input delay will be reduced in the coming weeks, with Ishiwatari stating that it will be on par with the PS4 Pro, while PC users can expect shorter connection times for initial server connections. And finally, a major balance patch will be released this winter.

Arc Systems Works has been keeping crossplay on the forefront of their minds as stated by their producer Takeshi Yamanaka. He later elaborated on this by stating: "We expect that there will be more PC players in the future In general. I also believe our priorities and balance will change.

Guilty Gear Strive Crossplay Beta Test crossplay and other features and changes
Aside from crossplay, many other features will be coming to Guilty Gear Strive over the next few months. (Picture: Arc System Works)

"As a company, we are hoping to provide our games on as many platforms as we can, in addition to crossplay between platforms, so that as many players as possible can play our games. Just as rollback netcode became a necessity for us with Strive, we foresee that crossplay will also become an absolute must."

So be sure to check back here soon for more news once the Guilty Gear Strive crossplay update rolls around mid-September or hopefully even sooner.

For more on the game, check out our section dedicated to the latest Guilty Gear Strive tier lists, patch notes, guides, esports results, and more.

 

Featured image courtesy of Arc System Works.