MiHoYo has confirmed that popular free-to-play action-RPG Genshin Impact is coming to PlayStation 5. Unfortunately we don’t have a release date beyond “soon.”
“The PlayStation 5 is an ideal platform to enhance the vast open world featuring in Genshin Impact, allowing the team to incorporate more thoughts and ideas into the game, both now and in the future,” said Forrest Liu, President, MiHoYo. “That’s why we’ve been working to bring the native PlayStation 5 version of the game to our players as soon as we could.”
The PlayStation 5 version will feature 4K resolution, enhanced textures, and faster loading times for traveling across the world of Teyvat. PS4 players will be able to continue their progress should they upgrade to PS5.
Genshin Impact was originally released last Fall on PlayStation 4, PC, and mobile. The look and gameplay is heavily based on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, including a large, colorful open world to explore. It’s a free-to-play Gacha game, meaning players can spend in-game (or real) currency to open random boxes of loot, including new characters.
Players can add four characters to a party, and freely switch between them at any time. Each character is associated with a different element, and players can mix and match skills and elements to maximize their attacks and elemental synergies.
Only two of the proposed seven regions are available to explore: Mondstaadt and Liyue Harbor, each featuring their own landscape, enemies, quests, and storyline. New regions will be released as the game progresses, along with seasonal updates and additional characters.
Genshin Impact is rated T for Teen.