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Arc System Works is currently working on implementing cross-play functionality between PlayStation and PC into Guilty Gear Strive. While the game currently supports cross-play between the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, it is currently not possible for players in the PlayStation ecosystem to play with PC based players.
Guilty Gear Strive cross-play
“Of course, we are always striving to accomplish this, and we are going through the verification processes for it. But there are still many practical issues like schedules and the running costs of matching servers. It will take a little more time before we can make a concrete announcement,” said Arc System Works.
No concrete information was given about how or when cross-play will be implemented into Guilty Gear Strive. This is a change of messaging from Arc System Works, however. In the pre-release FAQ for Guilty Gear Strive Arc System Works had stated that “there will not be support for cross-play with the arcade and Steam versions.”
Information about rollback netcode
Elsewhere in the interview Arc System Works talked discussed the process of implementing rollback netcode into Guilty Gear Strive. The rollback used in Strive is a proprietary form of rollback netcode. This differs from the Arc System Works’ last use of rollback, the PC version of Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R. That game used the GGPO system of rollback netcode.
Arc System Works also talked about if it would be possible to implement rollback netcode into Dragon Ball FighterZ and Granblue Fantasy Versus. While it is possible, the decision lies in the hands of Bandai Namco and Cygames respectively. The developer also said that going forward, rollback netcode will be the default for the studio.
Guilty Gear Strive will continue to be updated in the future. It currently has 5 additional characters in the works along with new stages and a story based DLC.
Josh Petrofsky is an aspiring journalist currently studying at San Diego State. Josh is a San Diego local of 10 years and is the current Fighting Game Coordinator and former President of Aztec Gaming, San Diego State's video game and esports club. During his downtime Josh like to relax by playing Apex Legends or watching old WCW shows from the 1990s.