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Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising PlayStation beta delayed

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CyGames has announced that it has had to, unfortunately, postpone its upcoming beta for Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising — Originally scheduled for PlayStation platforms in May, the beta will now take place at a later, currently unspecified date.

“The game is currently experiencing stability issues during online play,” wrote creative director Tetsuya Fukuhara in a short statement on Twitter. “While we realize that some bumpiness is to be expected during beta testing, we would still like to put our best foot forward and ensure we deliver as enjoyable an experience as possible.”

“In order to test our recent implementation of rollback netcode, we will be launching a closed pre-access beta, followed shortly by an open beta. For those who would like to participate in the pre-access beta, registration will open when we announce the updated schedule. Thank you for your patience.”

Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising, which was first announced during the Granblue Fantasy Fes in January this year, is a fully updated edition of the 2020 anime fighter, produced by veteran studio Arc System Works. The new edition will feature additional characters — including the buxom shepherd Anila — as well as new mechanics and stages, a story expansion, and a full rebalancing of all characters.

While not the most popular fighter on the block, GBF:VS is a great scrapper, and this new edition will help extend its lifespan and, hopefully, bring new fans into the fold.

Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising is scheduled to launch on PlayStation and PC later in 2023.


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