Today Arc System Works reached out with a press release to announce the cancellation of Arc World Tour 2020.
CEO Minoru Kidooka decided to cancel the tour due to the Novel Coronavirus pandemic.
Below you can read a statement that came with the press release:
“The health of our competitors, staff members and community members is our top priority. This decision also comes at the face of increased difficulty in facilitating a fair competition throughout the tour. We regret to inform those who have been eagerly anticipating this tour of its cancellation. We thank you for your understanding.
We will be making decisions regarding future ARC WORLD TOUR events (2021) based on global conditions as Coronavirus news develops.”
That being said, the developer is considering holding Arcrevo Japan 2020 and Arc World Tour 2020 finals as independent events, while keeping in mind participants’ safety as the top priority.
A decision and possible details on this will be provided at a later date.
If Arcrevo Japan 2020 is held, it’ll be on July 18, and the finals of Arc World Tour would also be hosted in their original time frame.
Arcrevo Korea and Daredevil events are canceled entirely, while Arc System works plans to facilitate online tournaments independently of the World Tour.
Speaking of Arc System Works, the studio is currently developing Guilty Gear -Strive- for PS4.