Genshin impact, the open role-playing game from Chinese developer Mihoyo, will arrive on PlayStation 5 this spring, Sony announced on Wednesday. In a tweet on the PlayStation account, Sony said Genshin impact will launch on PS5 with “enhanced graphics, fast loading and support for DualSense controls.”
It included a short trailer along with the tweet.
Genshin Impact comes to PlayStation 5 with enhanced graphics, fast loading and DualSense controller support.
Face (and use) the elements in Teyvat this spring. pic.twitter.com/y9QQGID8Js
̵1; PlayStation (@PlayStation) March 31, 2021
Genshin impact is already free to play on PlayStation 4, with support for cross games between console, mobile and Windows PC. Players can currently access the game on PlayStation 5 through backward compatibility. The upcoming PlayStation 5 version will probably not be a big change from the already available version – just optimized for the more powerful console. A release date for the PlayStation 5 version has not been announced; Sony said it will come “soon” in the spring.
Genshin impact was originally released in September 2020 on Android and iOS devices, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC. It is also expected to come to the Nintendo Switch. The game was originally shown at E3 in 2019, and people immediately began to compare it with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The game is similar in appearance – but players love Mihoyo’s games for how it combines heavy RPG influences and gorgeous style with gacha-inspired games. Before, Genshin impact quickly became one of 2020’s top games.
Mihoyo has yet to update Genshin impact since its release, with new characters and systems rolling out consistently. There is a massive community around the game, one that is spilled outside the game itself and on TikTok as well.