The new developer’s backyard provides some insight after the previous beta
Another open beta test for Guilty Gear Strive after the game’s delay last month, and now we finally seem to have confirmed that the next iteration exists.
Arc System Works has now released Developer̵
“We are planning a new Open Beta test based on the players’ feedback,” it says at the bottom of the developer post. “The time has not yet been determined, so be aware of future updates.”
Given Strive’s new release date of June 11, the latest ArcSys will likely have this bonus chance of getting the game back in early May, so a date should fall anytime now.
Devs says they will complete the beta when the planned lobbying changes are complete.
Strive’s online lobbying system was the lowest rated mode in the beta survey by far, with over 50 percent of respondents rating it as bad or very bad.
To try and solve the problems that are present in the latest beta, ArcSys says that they will implement the following changes in the updated lobbies:
Switch to a system where players select a visible area where they want a match
• After winning a match, the player stays where they are in battle mode unless their ranking changes
• Add a rematch option
• Expand the area of each lobby, add an option to hide the news screen, and add a dash gesture for avatars.
These adjustments are likely to make the Strive lobbies work in the same way as the developer’s previous titles, although it sounds like they clearly stick to the 2D steps on multiple levels in the mode.
This was not confirmed in the post here, but the release chart for Guilty Gear Strive seems to show that the second beta will again only be available to PlayStation owners with digital pre-orders that provide a day of early access.