Guilty Gear Strive won’t come out this year after all. The anime fighter has been delayed until early 2021 due to, you guessed it, the ongoing covid-19 pandemic. Producer Takeshi Yamanaka said the delay will be used to improve the game based on feedback from the recent closed beta.

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With fighting games we want them to take as long as they need. They need to look sick or we have a MVCI situation. They need to have proper modes or we get a SFV original release situation. We prefer they have good netcode. And we need a good and diverse roster of characters at launch (though DLC is also expected as it prolongs the game). The longer they take to get it right the first time the better.