Greetings, Travelers! The Genshin Impact development team is here, eager to announce that the PlayStation 5 version of Genshin Impact will arrive on April 28. We’d like to share some details about the PS5 version of the game with all of you, we just couldn’t wait any longer!
For anyone new to the game, Genshin Impact is an open-world action RPG that takes place in the vast magical land of Teyvat. You play as a traveler from another world who has been separated from his twin. You embark on a journey to find them, and along the way, you gradually discover the secrets and fate of this exotic world.
The PlayStation 5 hardware provides an ideal platform to experience Genshin Impact, making the world of Teyvat even more detailed, more vivid, and more immersive. This is why we wanted to bring the PS5 version to players as soon as possible. At the same time, we have been working to develop several features to fully utilize this next-gen console in the long term: we created a graphics library entirely from scratch and created a custom file upload system to take advantage of the PS5’s powerful SSD. So in future updates, we will have much more potential to raise the visual quality and performance of the game; we’re just scratching the surface
With Genshin Impact, we want to transport you into a visually stunning and culturally diverse world. The new graphics library allows us to include even more details in the game world. Take a close look at your surroundings and the high resolution texture will tell you a unique story in every little detail; Look up at the horizon and the enhanced distance of the level of detail will give you a breathtaking view of near and far landmarks. Even better, PlayStation 5 lets you run all these details in native 4K resolution. If you have an HDR display, with our HDR support, you can enjoy an even more vibrant view of the world.
Genshin Impact features massive, changing landscapes. So when you’re traversing the open world and domains, faster loading will make your adventure that much smoother. With the PlayStation 5 SSD and our custom-built file upload system, teleporting from one location to another now only takes a few seconds. You can jump straight into domains almost instantly, ready to explore and battle!
But to really address the next-gen experience, we realize that the DualSense controller will be a game changer by showing how the game world responds to your internal actions. The DualSense controller adopts very different technologies and we are still redesigning the controller support from the ground up to explore its full potential. You may notice that the controller vibration feels different than the backward compatible version of the game. We look forward to integrating even more controller features to better reflect your immersive Teyvat experience.
We have also prepared an exclusive version of Qingyun Peak for PlayStation 5 players only! This mountain peak has been one of the most popular places in the game with both our players and our team. So we’ve given this location a little change. We hope you like the surprise!
The launch of Genshin Impact on PlayStation 5 is just the beginning of the new console experience. So far, we’ve only been to two of the seven main cities in Teyvat, so there’s a lot more content to look forward to. Okay, travelers, that’s it for now! Don’t forget to visit us on April 28!