Guilty Gear Strive crossplay is currently in the verification phase, confirms developer Arc System Works.
In a new interview with Comunidad Arc System Works, the developer confirmed that crossplay is currently in the verification process. However, the developer cannot provide a solid timetable as there are issues to resolve such as server matching schedules and costs.
CASW: Last but not least, the next step would be cross-play so that the whole community can play together. In a genre like fighting games, where community is the cornerstone, I think this should be a must-have for the future. Do we have more news about this requested feature? Does rollback netcode make it more difficult to implement crossplay between different consoles or between consoles and PC?
Of course we always strive to achieve this and we go through the verification processes for that. But there are still many practicalities such as schedules and the operating costs of matching servers. It will take a while before we can make a concrete announcement.
Despite Guilty Gear Strive being the most played fighting game on Steam since its release, there’s no doubt that the player base will drop soon. With the vast majority of players enjoying the game on PlayStation consoles, the introduction of cross-platform play will allow PC players to continue enjoying the game online later on.
Guilty Gear Strive is one of the best fighting games released in recent years. Unfortunately, the game lacks many of the features we’ve seen in previous installments of the series, something that will inevitably disappoint those who aren’t primarily competitive players, as Kai points out in his review.
The review period, like the Early Access event that’s about to happen for those who spent some extra cash on the Deluxe editions, is missing a lot of the content fans can look forward to in the full release. And even then, much of Guilty Gear Strive feels like it’s planned for a future roadmap at some point. For local play experience, Strive is absolutely excellent, but if you try going into the mission and combo modes and you won’t find anything there, and trying to match with friends online will just be an exercise in frustration with the half-baked lobby implementation . For those who want an accessible yet masterful example of combat craftsmanship, Guilty Gear Strive may have a very long life ahead of it if Arc System Works can fix one woeful day and bring in the roster updates fans have been crying for since Accent Core.
Guilty Gear Strive is now available worldwide on PC, PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4.
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