Free upgrades available for PS4 players
A new pre-release FAQ for Arc System Works’ attractive fighter Guilty Gear Strive includes details regarding the sequel’s cross-play capabilities, as well as the relationship between the PS4 and PS5 editions of the title, due to launch on April 9, 2021.
In the FAQ, Arc System Works explains that cross-play support will allow both PS4 and PS5 players to battle it out with each other, but unfortunately the PC community will not be included within the same player pool. This is pretty shitty news, as allowing for cross-play with PC – ala Street Fighter V – would have gone some way to help to support the life of the title on that platform. As it is, PC fans will just have to hope that they can maintain a strong base community from launch onward.
Elsewhere in the FAQ, it was noted that fans purchasing Guilty Gear Strive on PS4 would be entitled to a free upgrade to PS5 should they eventually take the leap onto the new hardware. Players making the upgrade will carry over their accounts and all requisite DLC purchases. ArcSys has said that – aside from loading times and 4K resolution – the PS4 and PS5 editions of Guilty Gear Strive will be practically identical.
Guilty Gear Strive launches on PS4, PS5, and PC on April 9. You can check out the trailer for its most recently revealed new star, Giovanna, right here, and learn more about its revamped Ranked Vs. mode right here.
Guilty Gear Strive supported for PS4 and PS5 [Siliconera]