Global interactive entertainment developer and publisher miHoYo recently showcased the PlayStation 5 version of its popular open-world action RPG title, Genshin Impact, in a new dev talk video. Arriving on April 28, 2021, the PlayStation 5 version will run in a native 4K resolution and will feature enhanced textures plus a smoother and more seamless experience for both new and existing players.
Genshin Impact PlayStation 5 Dev Talk Video
In the latest video, miHoYo also revealed some of the key ways in which Genshin Impact has been upgraded to take advantage of the PlayStation 5 platform to offer next-gen performance. Enhanced textures and new graphics library created from scratch add a new depth of detail to the game world, bringing Teyvat to life in richer and sharper detail than ever before.
In addition, a tailor-made file-loading system is able to take advantage of the console’s SSD, achieving much faster loading times for a seamless adventure traversing the vast and diverse in-game environments. Players on PlayStation 5 will also be able to enjoy the exclusive view of a remodeled Quinyun Peak in Liyue, one of the most popular landmarks in the game.
miHoYo also confirmed plans to take the functionality of the PlayStation 5 version further in the future, including additional support for the DualSense Controller’s features.
“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.”
– Zhenzhong Yi, Technical Director of miHoYo
Genshin Impact is headed to PlayStation 5 on April 28, 2021, along with the release of the game’s version 1.5 update. The game remaine free-to-play and existing players on the PlayStation 4 version will be able to continue their adventure.
First released on PS4, PC, Android, and iOS on September 28, 2020, the game has been rated T for Teen by ESRB on PS4, PC, and Google Play, and 12+ on iOS. For more information, follow the official Genshin Impact website or @GenshinImpact on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.