Genshin Impact Coming to PS5 on April 28

Prepare for a new experience.
Prepare for a new experience. mihoyo

Genshin Impact for PlayStation 5 is arriving on April 28. The release for this next-gen console means that players can expect an entirely new experience considering what this device offers.

For a quick recap, Genshin Impact is an action, open-world RPG set in the land of Teyvat. In the game, players take on the role of a Traveler from a different world who got separated from their twin. Players go on a journey to look for their twin and along the way learn more about Teyvat.

In a post, miHoYo Studio Technical Director Zhenzhong Yi revealed that with the hardware capabilities of PS5, Teyvat is going to be more detailed and even more immersive. He added that this is the reason why they wanted to release this version as soon as they could. They’ve also been working on different functions that make full use of the console. For example, they built a customized file-loading system to make the most of the console’s SSD. Then, there’s the graphics library developed from scratch.

Speaking of the graphics library, this lets the game offer more detail. Yi shared that the high-resolution texture of the surroundings can show players unique stories with tiny details. Meanwhile, the level of detail gives a truly impressive view of landmarks, near or far. Yi added that the PS5 can run the game at the highest setting in native 4K resolution, and those who own an HDR display can enjoy a more vibrant visual.

The faster loading times of the PS5 also mean that players can experience a smoother adventure. This is especially true when moving through the open world with its changing landscapes. Plus, the customized file-loading system can decrease area transitions to mere seconds.

Yi said that the release of the PS5 version is but the start and players can look forward to getting more content.

Version 1.5

Genshin Impact arrives in PS5 at the same time as Update 1.5 which is titled “Beneath the Light of Jadeite.” It delves deeper into the story of Liyue with Zhongli and introduces two new characters. There are also two new enemies that players need to watch out for. Read more about it here.

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