Guilty Gear Strive to receive closed beta this Spring, EVO Japan 2020 attendees will be among the first to receive codes

Which netcode did they decide on?

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • January 11, 2020 at 8:53 a.m. PST

Guilty Gear Strive is perhaps the most anticipated new fighting game slated to release in 2020, and it appears as though we at home may get to try it out in the coming months.

Arc System Works revealed more about their plans to demo both the new Guilty Gear and Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r] at EVO Japan 2020 in which they also confirmed the game will have a closed beta available later this year.

No release window was given for the assumed online beta event though EVO Japan attendees will apparently be among the first to obtain codes for when it does go live if they go and play the game during the designated demo times and also fill out a post-game survey.

This would appear to suggest that ArcSys have made their selection for what form of online netcode they'll be using for Strive after publicly debating the option a bit between sticking with their traditional delay-based online approach or moving forward with trying out rollback — as much of their western fans have been essentially begging for.

Strive's demo itself appears to be the same one first playable at ARCREVO America which will also be at Frosty Faustings 2020 next weekend starting January 17 where we're also expecting to see a full gameplay trailer for Faust.

The EVO Japan trial will be going down the first two days of the event, January 24–25, with the playable characters Sol, Ky Kiske, Axl Low, Chipp and Potemkin.

Under Night In-Birth's demo will be available at the same time and feature the new playable character Londrekia before its February 20 release date in North America.

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