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Guilty Gear -Strive- Has Been Delayed Until Next Year

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Guilty Gear -Strive- is no longer releasing later this year. 

Guilty Gear -Strive- has been officially delayed until early 2021. The game was originally meant to release in late 2020, but the effects of COVID-19 have caused a delay in the game's release. On the game's official page, the team behind the game state that the title was delayed to improve its quality and address requests from fans that participated in the game's beta. 

"We have previously announced the release of Guilty Gear -Strive- for late 2020, however we have decided to change the release schedule to early 2021," game producer Takeshi Yamanaka stated on the official Guilty Gear -Strive- website. 

"While our company's staff and our business partners are putting in a sincere effort in dealing with the changes due to the spread of COVID-19, every aspect of our development schedule has faced delays. In addition, we have decided to set up a schedule to further improve the quality of the game responding to everyone's help and feedback from the recent closed beta test.

"We apologize sincerely to everyone who has been anticipating the release with keen excitement.Ourselves, we are dedicated to bringing you a new Guilty Gear game that will satisfy all of our fans. Please be assured that we will make good use of that extra time to do this." 

Guilty Gear -Strive- was originally announced last year. A handful of characters have already been announced for the fighter, including Sol Badguy, Ky Kiske, May, Axl Low, Chipp Zanuff, Potemkin, and Faust. The game is not being billed as a sequel to Guilty Gear Xrd, but rather a soft reboot for the series. A beta was held for the game this past April, and saw a number of problems, which could be the feedback mentioned by Yamanaka that the team is using to help improve the game. 

Guilty Gear -Strive- is set to release for the PlayStation 4. 

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