Genshin Impact On PS5 - Possible Release Date, What We Know So Far

Genshin impact might soon receive a native PS5 version, and miHoYo might plan to reveal it at the upcoming State of Play February 2020.

February 23, 2021

The game rating committee in Taiwan revealed Genshin Impact, the free-to-play action JRPG by miHoYo, has been rated on PS5, meaning it’s possible a release date for a native PS5 version will be announced soon. (Thanks, Gematsu).

Genshin Impact is currently available on PC, PS4, iOS, and Android. A Switch version was announced back in January 2020, long before the game’s official release date on September 28, 2020. However, the Switch version has no release date yet. In the past, miHoYo mentioned it had no plans to launch Genshin Impact on Xbox One or Xbox Series X.

It’s important to note Genshin Impact is technically already playable on PS5. But through backward compatibility. With the PS4 version of the game. Playing Genshin Impact on PS5 grants player faster loading times and better graphics.

However, a native PS5 version of Genshin Impact could include even better improvements overall, and could be the ultimate console experience for the game.

Genshin Impact on PS5, When’s The Release Date?

miHoYo did not officially announce a native PS5 version of Genshin Impact yet. However, Genshin Impact was featured during the PlayStation 5 Showcase event on September 16, 2020. It’s possible it will make an appearance again on the upcoming State of Play on February 25, 2021.

The State of Play this Thursday will include both PS4 and PS5 games, so we could see an announcement for Genshin Impact then. Whatever happens, we’ll be sure to tell you as soon as we can.

miHoYo released Genshin Impact Version 1.3 on February 3, adding Xiao and the Lantern Festival events. miHoYo has not officially announced a release date nor any of the details for Version 1.4 yet. There are several leaks going around but you should definitely take them with a grain of salt, and I personally won’t be sharing them, as they concern content still in development and subject to change.

In case you missed it, KFC is also holding a Genshin Impact collab event in China. A similar collab happened in the past too.

miHoYo also launched a new Genshin Impact live wallpaper for the N0va Desktop and Lumi N0va VTuber app.

Iyane Agossah

Living near Paris, Iyane (He/Him) is the head of Japanese content at DualShockers. He speaks Japanese, has been loving anime and Japanese games for over 25 years and plays Genshin Impact for its story and exploration. You can reach him on Twitter at @A_iyane07.

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