Granblue Fantasy: Versus Rising Online Beta Test Has Been Delayed

    Closed pre-access and open betas announced.

    Cygames and Arc System Works announced Granblue Fantasy: Versus Rising online beta test for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 has been delayed to an unannounced date. The online beta test was originally planned to be held in May 2023. 

    According to creative director Tetsuya Fukuhara, the Granblue Fantasy: Versus Rising online beta test was delayed due to stability issues. These issues would directly affect online play, so the development team decided to tackle these challenges first before allowing players to try out the game. Fortunately, eager players will still have the opportunity to try out the game in two separate betas. 

    A closed pre-access beta test for Granblue Fantasy: Versus Rising will be held in the near future. The closed pre-access beta test will allow the development team to test out the game’s implementation of rollback netcode. Further, an open beta will be held sometime after the closed pre-access beta test concludes. Cygames and Arc System Works will update fans soon about the upcoming schedule and pre-registration.

    Here’s the full message by director Fukuhara below, via Cygames:

    Online Beta Schedule Change

    We are sorry to announce that the Granblue Fantasy: Versus Rising online beta has been delayed from its previously scheduled May release.

    The game is currently experiencing stability issues during online play. While we realize that some bumpiness is to be expected during beta testing, we would still like to put our best foot forward and ensure we deliver as enjoyable an experience as possible.

    We will announce a new date as soon as things have settled. To everyone who has been looking forward to the Granblue Fantasy: Versus Rising experience, you have our sincerest apologies.

    In order to test our recent implementation of rollback netcode, we will be launching a closed pre-access beta, followed shortly by an open beta. For those who would like to participate in the pre-access beta, registration will open when we announce the updated schedule.

    Thank you for your patience.

    -Creative Director Tetsuya Fukuhara

    Lastly, Granblue Fantasy: Versus Rising launches this year for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC via Steam.

    Soul Kiwami
    Soul Kiwami
    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Deputy Editor in Chief of Final Weapon and a News Writer at Game Rant. With a passion for the Japanese gaming industry, Raul is a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs and fighting/action games. business email: [email protected]

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