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PS5 Receiving Native Genshin Impact Version This Year

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If you’re one of the lucky unicorns who owns a PS5, you’ll be graced with a native version of Genshin Impact later on this year. The team shared what you can expect in the bespoke PS5 version of the game, including several enhancements to visuals and performance.

Genshin Impact released in September 2020 and received a pretty positive reception. We actually really enjoyed the game. Since then, the game has received several updates and several events like the recent Windblume Festival. Genshin Impact has been available to play on PS5, but in a backwards compatibility mode. This is set to change with this new native version.

The native PS5 version will be presented in 4K with enhanced textures. Additionally, the loading time is reported to see a large improvement over the current version. In the accompanying press release,  Forrest Liu, President of miHoYo, said of the PS5 version,

“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. 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."

Genshin Impact has been wildly successful. In fact, in just January, the game made $153.4 million in revenue alone. The PS5 version will remain free to play. If you’re currently playing on PS4, you’ll be able to continue your journey on PS5. However, there’s been no word on price or release date as of now. In the meantime, check out the PS5 announcement trailer below.


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.