Arc System Works has released another official statement regarding the network mode issues making Guilty Gear -Strive- unplayable online for many players.
The developers reported that they are still in the process of resolving the long-standing problem and plan to provide a solution before the end of this month in an update scheduled for May 25th.
Here is the complete statement:
This is Ken Miyauchi, producer of Guilty Gear -Strive-.
We sincerely apologize for the long wait for a solution to the network issues occurring since March. At this time, I would like to share the schedule for release of a patch addressing these issues.
Planned release date: May 25th PT
• Fix for an issue preventing players from entering online lobbies and Player Match rooms.
• Fix for an issue preventing players from initiating matches from Duel Stations.
• Fix for an issue involving abnormal ping numbers during online matches.
• Fix for an issue involving the game sometimes crashing when attempting to enter a Player Match room.
Although we would like to get this patch out to all of you as soon as possible, sufficient time for testing is needed to ensure that no additional issues are caused by the many adjustments made not only to the Guilty Gear -Strive- game application but also to the external services involved. We appreciate your understanding despite the continued inconvenience.
The fixes for these errors have had no impact on the scheduled month of release for the upcoming additional character. I ask for your patience until we share more about this release.
Thank you for your continued support for Guilty Gear -Strive-.