The highly anticipated title of the fighting game Guilty Gear Strive is an exciting fan on PS4, PS5 and PC, but will cross-play be allowed between all systems? Well, it’s getting complicated.
Can PS4 and PS5 owners play together?
Yes. If your friends are on PlayStation Network, you can invite each other to the lobby or find yourself in online rooms. It may take longer to load on PS5 than usual, but it’s easy to break your PSN friends online.
Can PC and PlayStation players fight each other?
At the time of writing, there are no validated plans to allow PC gamers to compete with console fighters. However, the developer of Arc System Works says he will explore whether crossplay can be integrated into the game at startup. Game designer Riku Ozawa mentioned in an interview with Yui Chubu that a cross-play of PlayStation Network and PC would be difficult, but not impossible. This is the essence of a Twitter user Shinjinbaiken He was able to translate from the video: “Crosssplay PSN-PC is very difficult, but not impossible, but before Arc System Works tries, it must at least complete the development of Guilty Gear Strive.”
Connectivity issues have plagued the first two beta versions of Guilty Gear Strive with frequent disconnections and lobbying issues, so Arc System Works’ focus is probably on current connective tissue right now. The company also had to postpone the game for several months to make sure the online systems were working properly. As ASW gains control of these bugs, we could hear more about cross-platform play as it becomes a trend in the fighting game genre.