However, they need more time before they can post specific details
Now that essentially all new fighting games will use recall network code from now on, the next logical step in evolution will be to implement platform games between the system to connect all players, but the function will still only get slow steam.
Arc System Works has previously talked about wanting to make PlayStation PC crossplay a reality for Guilty Gear Strive, and they may be a little further along in that work than we probably expected.
In a recent interview with Comunidad Arc System Works, project director Akira Katano and producer Takeshi Yamanaka revealed that they are undergoing the confirmation process to add cross-games beyond PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5.
“Of course, we always try to achieve this, and we go through the verification processes for it,”
“We are always trying to achieve this, and we are reviewing the verification processes for it. But there are still many practical issues such as schedules and operating costs for matching servers.”
Unfortunately, team members do not explain what they mean by verification processes, which can refer to a handful of different stages of development.
The wording may mean that they are currently in talks with both Sony and Valve to ensure that their planned crossplay implementation follows all their rules.
Another potential alternative is that ArcSys is working to ensure that Strive’s three different versions can all perform the right handshakes needed to get them connected.
However, the last part of the statement sounds quite encouraging that they can draw crossword puzzles if they say that plans for public announcement have already been discussed.
Crossplay may have potentially been in the cards originally for Strive’s first launch, but ArcSys previously revealed that they were forced to cut a number of features and modes due to additional development tensions from COVID-19.
However, they followed it up by saying that the dev team plans to put much of the cut content back into Guilty Gear through future updates, so the game will hopefully only get better over time.