Cygames Inc. announced Grandblue Fantasy Versus: Rising will now release on Dec. 14.
This two week delay is due to a wide variety of factors mentioned in an insightful blog post.
Cause of the Delay
After our first online beta was held in July, the development team pulled out all the stops to rework the game’s mechanics and battle design in time for the initially scheduled release date. Despite our best efforts, however, it has become clear to me that additional time will be needed to put the finishing touches on the game.Blog Post
Upon completing our adjustments to the game’s battle mechanics, we revealed the changes during our Balance and System Adjustments stream on October 20 and the first public playtest at the “GBVS Official Tournament, vol. 7” last weekend, where they were met with an overwhelmingly positive reception.
However, due to the number of modes that were affected by these changes, we found the overall impact to be much larger than anticipated, and decided that, in order to meet player expectations, we would need two more weeks of polish and debugging to put out a truly high-quality product. We regret announcing this as the second beta is just around the corner, but please rest assured that the beta schedule itself has not changed.
To match the new release date, early access offered with the Deluxe Edition will now begin on Dec. 11, though Cygames warns this might be rescheduled” for “”for maintenance or other reasons.”
While this might be disappointing news for some, the second Grandblue Fantasy Versus: Rising beta will start on Nov. 9 and run until Nov. 11. Players who participate will experience cross-platform multiplayer, and Grand Bruise Legends! party mode. More information about this beta will be revealed on a later date through their official X (Twitter) account.
Players who preorder Grandblue Fantasy Versus: Rising on PlayStation 4/5 will now receive an additional avatar bundle. This set is not planned for later release, and includes an avatar featuring Gran, Djeeta, Siegfried, Nier, Narmaya, Beelzebub, and Seox.
Finally, those with haven’t experienced the Grandblue Fantasy Versus have until Nov. 8 to pick it up for $1.99 on PlayStation, or $3.99 via Steam. Anyone with Grandblue Fantasy Versus save data will also receive an exclusive badge in Grandblue Fantasy Versus: Rising.