According to the official statement, Arc System Works received plenty of feedback following the open beta test held during February, with many praising the netcode while heavily criticizing the user interface and the lobby systems.
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"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 the online lobbies and server's stability."
As mentioned, the best part of the open beta test was playing the game itself, with issues coming from the overall experience of navigating the online menus and connecting to matches, with servers constantly crashing, leading to Arc Sys to extend the beta for a couple of days.
This isn't the first delay Guilty Gear Strive has endured, with Arc Sys revealing back in May that their original 2020 release date plans would have to be scrapped due to COVID-19, aiming for an early 2021 release.
Hopefully, this extra developing time can help Arc Sys turn Guilty Gear Strive into the best fighting game possible, one that can take the FGC by storm.