The next installment in Arc System Works' stylized fighting game series won't be arriving until sometime next year. When Guilty Gear Strive does launch though, it won't just be coming to PS4 anymore.
During last Friday's Japan Fighting Game Publishers Roundtable, Arc System Works confirmed that Guilty Gear Strive will be coming to PlayStation 5 in a new trailer. The company also confirmed Strive will be launching on Steam in a subsequent press release.
Alongside its new next-gen launch, Guilty Gear Strive added two more fighters to its lineup: the burly Leo Whitefang and Strive's first newcomer, the masked swordsman Nagoriyuki. The former is an aggressive brawler introduced in Xrd Sign, while the latter makes his debut with some Baiken-like moves and intimidating swords.
Originally set for this year, Arc System Works announced in May that Guilty Gear Strive wouldn't be arriving until early 2021. It looks like the delay has not only provided some time to keep polishing the game, but ensure it will launch on both the PS4 and PS5.
Alongside working on a revamp of its visual interface in response to lukewarm feedback, Arc System Works has been implementing rollback netcode into Guilty Gear Strive. Strong netcode has been increasingly important over the last few years, not to mention for fighting game players who are maintaining social distance at the moment.
Guilty Gear Strive is set for early 2021 on PS4, PS5, and Steam. If you want to know more about how Arc System Works is reinventing the pillars of Guilty Gear for Strive, be sure to check out our interview with series creator Daisuke Ishiwatari.