On June 23rd, Genshin Impact will become part of the officially supported lineup for GeForce NOW, bringing the action RPG to the cloud streaming service in over 80 countries.
The announcement comes following a beta testing period that led the team at HoYoverse deciding to go ahead with this expansion of options on how, and where, to play. Once the GeForce NOW support officially begins, you’ll be able to play Genshin Impact on mobile as well as now be able to stream and play on PC, Mac, and Chromebook.
In a press release on the announcement, Wenyi Jin, HoYoverse VP of Globalization said, "We believe that GeForce NOW makes it possible for both existing fans to expand where and how they play, and for new players to start with more options”.
With such a huge global community, Genshin Impact continues to grow. Recently, the team opened up a new beta testing application for several days, with rumors swirling that it was for 3.0. With just three of the seven major cities in the world of Teyvat open at this time, there are many updates planned, with new cities, seasons, stories, and more additions to the character roster to come.
The effect that launching via cloud-streaming on new platforms and even in new regions can’t be understated at this time. With the rise and growth month by month of cloud-based streaming services with better quality and results, it opens up games to new audiences, but also comes with some controversy and a few obstacles.
Some studios continue to block or explicitly have cloud-based streaming services prohibited as part of their rules. Main concerns there seem to be over data and potential for cheating on some competitive titles. Yet as some of the world’s biggest games officially come onboard cloud-streaming services, we’ll have to see where things go next. Find out more over at HoYoverse.