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Genshin Impact Arrives on PS5 April 28, Receives Faster Loading, Graphics Enhancements

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Genshin Impact is heading to PS5 on April 28 alongside the 1.5 Update. However, we didn’t know yet just how enhanced or otherwise the PS5 version would be. We’ve received some details about what you can expect regarding the next gen version.

In case you missed it, we covered off Update 1.5 set to release on April 28. This also marks the release of the native PS5 version. In a recent press release, the PS5 is set to receive some pretty nice enhancements which should provide a better experience than the PS4 version of the game.

These enhancements include enhanced textures and new graphics library which was apparently created from scratch. This is meant to provide more detail to the world of Genshin Impact as you explore in greater clarity.

Additionally, the loading system has been overhauled to take advantage of the SSD in the PS5. This means much faster loading to get you into the world quicker. You’ll also be able to see a remodeled view of Qingyun Peak in Liyue.

Additionally, DualSense features are utilized to bring more immersion through the controller as explained by Zhenzhong Yi, Technical Director of miHoYo,

“"We've been working to develop various functions to fully utilize this next-gen console in the long run. In future updates, we will have much more potential to elevate the visual quality and game performance — we are only scratching the surface."

You’ll be able to take advantage of this bespoke PS5 version of Genshin Impact on April 28 where it will remain free to play.


Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.