Cygames has announced that the upcoming Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising online beta has been indefinitely delayed. The beta was originally scheduled to land sometime in May, but Cygames says that it needs a little extra time to polish the upcoming fighter's online play before it's ready to test.
In a tweet sent earlier today, Cygames says Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising is "currently experiencing stability issues during online play". It sounds like these issues are above and beyond the usual teething problems, too; Cygames says that while "some bumpiness is to be expected", the studio would rather put its "best foot forward" to ensure that Rising is as enjoyable as possible for players. That's why the online beta has been pushed back.
Unfortunately, there's no new date available for the beta as yet. A new one will be announced "as soon as things have settled", according to Cygames, although the studio doesn't provide any kind of rough time frame as to when that might be. It looks like you'll have a little bit longer to wait to check out Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising online.
To test its implementation of rollback netcode into Rising, Cygames says that a closed pre-access beta is coming, as well as an open beta shortly afterwards. Registration for the pre-access beta will be open "when [Cygames announces] the updated schedule", so make sure to keep an eye out for that.
Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising is a relaunch of Cygames and Arc System Works' Granblue Fantasy: Versus. It's due to arrive on PlayStation consoles and PC this year, and it'll feature new mechanics and characters, as well as extra quality-of-life features like rollback netcode and crossplay. We'll bring you more on Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising and its updated beta plans as soon as we get it, so stay tuned.