Guilty Gear Strive roadmap ahead includes crossplay beta and more characters

There’s a lot of new Strive content on the way

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Evo 2022 is officially underway, and Arc System Works took the stage today to discuss Guilty Gear. The company laid out its plans for the near future of Guilty Gear Strive in a roadmap, including new content and a test of some crossplay functionality.

In a panel today, Arc System Works talked a bit about the past of Guilty Gear, leading up to Strive and on to modern day. After answering some questions and sharing some concept art, the team showed off a graphic, detailing what’s to come for the rest of 2022 and into 2023.

In Summer 2022, a new character and additional character color are planned. Arc System Works is also looking to address some specific platform concerns. For PlayStation 5 players, that means reducing the input delay. And for Steam fighters, it’s reducing the connection time for initial server connections.

Guilty Gear Strive roadmap

Then in Fall 2022, Arc System Works plans to run a beta test for crossplay on PlayStation 4, PS5, and Steam. The global test is currently planned for mid-September, and more info on how to join will be announced soon.

Another new character is also set for the fall, and then in the Winter, a Battle Balance patch will arrive. Looking out towards 2023, two new stages and two new characters are also in the works.

Strive forward

It looks like Arc System Works has no plans for slowing down on Guilty Gear Strive. The fighting game recently passed its first launch anniversary, and still seems to be going strong. It’s the top title in terms of registration numbers at Evo this weekend, beating out other pillars like Street Fighter and Tekken.

With even more content on the way, it looks like Guilty Gear Strive has even more bright days ahead. Hopefully we hear more about who this mysterious summer character will be sometime before the weekend is over. You can follow all the Evo 2022 action on the Evo Twitch stream here.

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