New characters, and more are included in a new roadmap for Guilty Gear Strive crossplay beta

New characters, and more are included in a new roadmap for Guilty Gear Strive crossplay beta ...

This weekend, EVO 2022 will be held in Las Vegas, and fans of fighting games are already receiving updates on their favorite games.

The designers of Guilty Gear Strive have released a roadmap this afternoon for the game's future, which includes suggestions for crossplay, balance patches, four new characters, and more.

Here's a sneak peek at the @ArcSystemWorksU team's exciting future at #GuiltyGearStrive! #Evo2022

The first things on the roadmap are the changes that fans can expect this summer, which are mostly bug fixes and quality-of-life fixes. First, publishers Arc System Works announced that they will be working to improve the input delay many players have been experiencing on the PlayStation 5 version of the game. They said that they are hoping to improve this feature so that the PS5 version works the same as the PS4 version.

As part of the quality-of-life upgrade, gamers can expect to see their server connection speed increase faster, thus reducing the waiting time to connect to the initial server when opening the game. The developers are also planning to release a new character before the end of the summer, increasing the game roster.

Arc System Works will conduct the first crossplay beta test for the game in the autumn, bringing many fans from all platforms to a crossplay experience. The new crossplay beta will include the Steam version of the game, so that PC players may now join their console friends.

Strive expects to add another new character to its roster this autumn following the beta test.

The publishers have stated that there will likely be a battle balance patch to fine-tune the new and existing characters and their abilities in 2023. They hope to release two additional new characters as well as two new stages in 2023.

Although these plans are still preliminary, the announcement will certainly enthuse fans, especially those who have been waiting for cross-play implementation.