Genshin Impact comes to the PS5 with new features in tow

An all-new experience for an all-new console!

Global interactive entertainment developer and publisher miHoYo showcased the PlayStation®5 version of its popular open-world action RPG title, Genshin Impact, in a new dev talk video. Coming on April 28, 2021, the PlayStation®5 version will run in native 4K resolution with enhanced textures and offer a smoother and more seamless adventure experience for new and existing Travelers.

In the latest video, miHoYo revealed some of the key ways in which Genshin Impact has been upgraded to take advantage of the PlayStation®5 platform and offer next-generation game performance. Enhanced textures and a new graphics library created from scratch add a new depth of detail to the game world, bringing Teyvat to life in richer and sharper detail than ever before. A tailor-made file-loading system exploits the powerful SSD of the PlayStation®5, achieving much faster loading times to offer a seamless adventure traversing the vast and diverse in-game environments. Players on PlayStation®5 will also be able to enjoy the exclusive view of a remodeled Qingyun Peak in Liyue, one of the most popular landmarks in the game. 

miHoYo also confirmed plans to take the functionality of the PlayStation®5 version further in the future, including providing additional support for the DualSense Controller’s features. “We’ve been working to develop various functions to fully utilize this next-gen console in the long run,” said Zhenzhong Yi, Technical Director of miHoYo. “In future updates, we will have much more potential to elevate the visual quality and game performance — we are only scratching the surface.”

Genshin Impact is a free-to-play open-world action RPG that brings players to the visually stunning world of Teyvat. The player takes on the role of the mysterious “Traveler,” who sets off on a journey to discover the fate of their lost sibling and unveils the mysterious secrets of Teyvat along the way. Currently, players can explore both Mondstadt and Liyue Harbor, two of the seven major cities in Teyvat, each with unique cultures, stories, and vast surrounding landscapes, and offering a diversity of creatures, monsters, secrets, and hidden treasures for players to discover. Further cities, stories, characters, and seasonal events will be released as the game progresses.

Genshin Impact will come to PlayStation®5 on April 28, 2021, coinciding with the release of the game’s Version 1.5 update. The game remains free-to-play and existing players on the PlayStation®4 version will be able to continue their adventure.

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