Guilty Gear Xrd Sign To Allow Cross-Play Between PS3 And PS4

By Ishaan . June 3, 2014 . 5:15am

Guilty Gear Xrd Sign will allow for cross-play between PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, this week’s issue of Famitsu magazine reveals. (Thanks, Game Jouhou)


Famitsu also reports that the PlayStation 4 version of the game will run at 1080p, and that new characters will be added to the game’s console release, although just how many is unknown at this point.


Guilty Gear Xrd Sign will be available in North America this Fall.

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  • Nothing like even more players to utterly destroy me! I’m glad. I just hope one day they make PSN and PC cross-play online for games.

    • NaelAM

      Valve tried it with Portal 2 and Steam integration, but they never got it approved by Sony to allow it be licensed to other developers.

  • So, more than one new character? Great. Sin will be playable, since he already appears as a Cameo in the Arcade version.

    For the rest, well, I want them all. Though my most wanted are Bridget, Baiken, Jam and Izuna (from Overture).

  • Sion Cruz

    Can’t wait for this and Under Night In-Birth!

  • Crevox

    Interesting, I didn’t even know this was possible.

    Really great though, it will keep the community together across both platforms, and people don’t have to worry about segmenting themselves from playing other people if they buy one platform or the other.

  • Musashi234

    This is just like Street Fighter IV when it was released in the Arcades it had Way less Characters than the home console ports. Hopefully everyone that’s missing will be added and then some :D.

    • Vesperion

      No way Arc is gonna add that many characters this early in the lifecycle. I’m sure Xrd will live for awhile as more characters get released over the next few years.

      = New versions, DLC, ect

      • Musashi234

        I honestly wish it wasn’t like the first Blazblue! While that was a fun game it got boring kinda fast because of the limited roster. I kinda just wish they ASW would release a game with at least over 20characters or something.

  • jayjay

    Awesome now we don’t have to worry about splitting up the community.
    I hope mkx will do the same because that game is on so many consoles that one is bound to have very little community on it.

  • I see like this 。゚+.ღ(ゝ◡ ⚈᷀᷁ღ)

    More character’s I’d hope so lol half the cast is gone an my mains but all that aside this is really cool keep my twitch lobbies working properly lol

  • Yet another awesome game on my ps3

  • Jadfish

    Is it me or does Xrd Sign seems a little barebones for a Guilty Gear game? I’m talking purely about how many characters that are available.
    Like, isn’t Bedman and Ramlethal the only new characters in the roster? The entire “old” roster isn’t there either, or well… they lack a couple of core characters(Baiken, Anji, Dizzy etc), whereas I can understand why they didn’t put EVERY single GG character in it yet

    I’m so gosh darn hyped for this game. I hope my PS4 can use my Madcatz Fightpad SD

    • I see like this 。゚+.ღ(ゝ◡ ⚈᷀᷁ღ)

      True I’m actually on edge about getting due to the lack of character’s if I’m gonna pay $60 I don’t want to dish out 50$DLC for character’s that were there since 13 years ago.

      • Jadfish

        True, and knowing Arcsys fighting games, they’ll have a new version up and ready after a year or two, so if you are patient you can get a polished version with more content and story (if you care)

        • I see like this 。゚+.ღ(ゝ◡ ⚈᷀᷁ღ)

          I personally rather get it ASAP I don’t mind an updated disk version a couple years later like they did with BBCSE since it will prolly have multiple more modes an such I don’t mind the $40 for another 50+hours at least.

          • Slayven19

            Me too, not only that if no one bought the first one they couldn’t make another one.

    • Dynami

      Well, if you think about it, Guilty Gear had been building itself based on the same assets from the very start all the way up into GGXX Accent Core. It’s natural that Xrd wouldn’t be able to match that, what, decade of build up? Which isn’t to say I’m hoping for a rather substantial update from arcade to console – There are a lot of “must haves” missing.

    • OneSanitarium

      They’ve had to remake the characters entirely from scratch, whereas they’ve had sprites they could reuse starting at GGX. They’ve said that every character will be put in eventually, just the ones they’ve made now are all they got in so far.

      GG characters are extremely varied characters, and I’d rather have 15 of them rather than 30 that lack the uniqueness they have.

      Of course, don’t expect more than 1-3 on console. Quality over quantity is better~

      • SohoX

        This needs more visibility imo. This is the exact reason why the roster is smaller. With Valentine and whatever console characters/DLC they add, the roster should easily be 15-17. Even though more is always welcome, that’s a pretty nice sized roster for a game like Guilty Gear which, like you said, has a variety of interesting characters.

    • Demeanor

      I used to think BB had a measly cast at first, and look at it now in CP. Just wow.
      And it still has to grow, since there’s one more, final installment if I’m not mistaken.

  • ivanchu77

    One question, in the ps4 version you will need to have psnplus to play online right?

    • colorblindnightmare

      That applies to all ps4 games wit multi-player. It’s not too painful though, that’s only $60 a year plus free games and other perks.

      • ivanchu77

        Thanks for the info man, getting the ps3 version then, i rather avoid paying for something that used to be free before.

        • colorblindnightmare

          No problem!

          • Jake Joe

            Playstation Plus is $50 or $49.99 to be precise.

  • z_merquise

    This is really nice. So I guess other than the 1080p visual for PS4, there won’t be much other difference between PS3 and PS4 versions.

  • James Darkly

    Release already please!!!1

  • fairysun

    Ultra SFIV and now this …
    I might spend the rest of the year fighting …. in-game.

    • Randgriz

      Mort Kombat X for the western fighter audience too

      • Luckeh

        2015 ;x

  • colorblindnightmare

    I know I say this alot….BUT THANK YOU ARC. Seriously though, more characters, cross play and 1080P? Much Fighting, such Guilty Gear. WOW.

  • The Watcher

    Thank you, It’s about time Cross platform play should be a staple.

  • Go2hell66


  • Kornelious

    While this is cool, I kinda wish it was releasing for the Vita as well…..But who knows, all the 2D fighting games seem to be getting ported to Vita :P

  • XaviIniesta

    Dizzy and Baiken plz.

  • Dystopiq

    No Zappa, no Buy.

  • McBonJon

    With this and Under Night In-Birth coming up, this is a great time indeed. I hope that they add Jam to the console version of Guilty Gear, that’s my suggestion.

  • Godmars

    Going to be odd if they add new characters to the PS4-only version, but then do cross play and allow for those new characters to play but not be available on the PS3.

  • Freakmasta

    This (and Evil Within) is basically my reason to get a PS4. Hopefully, they’ll also add PS3 stick compatibility.

  • Mc-kun


  • Afternoon Intergalactic

    baiken pls

  • eilegz

    now bungie, make destiny cross playable

  • MSJ

    new characters and cross-platform hell yeah!
    I hope Bridget makes it into the console version.

    • Death Metal

      I hope Bridget dies.

      • MSJ


        • Death Metal

          I was joking of course, it’s just a character I don’t personally care for, but I know lots of players like him. But I think eventually they will bring everyone back, maybe only not in this first re-installment…

  • Demeanor

    Jam! Dizzy! Jam! Dizzy!

  • Brandonmkii

    So, online play for me on my ps4 Vs. my buddies on ps3? Sounds good. Time to dust off my arcade stick and see if it works with my playstation quadruple.

  • Jorge Tavani


  • PlatinumMad

    I just need to know if the PS3 version will have any drawbacks over the PS4 one.

  • Weird Al Yankovic

    “…new characters will be added to the game’s console release…”


    • Go2hell66

      Nah its Sin…

  • Pining for this game so badly! It’s almost here!

  • Benjamin Tyler


  • Carter Constantine

    New characters will be in the console version as stated. Don’t confuse returning cast characters with new characters! Baiken will be a returning character, not a new one. Dizzy and Bridget may not return, due to story line conflicts. They said It would be hard to insert them, but not impossible… so let’s keep our fingers crossed on that one.

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