Genshin Impact is gearing up for a big version 1.5 update in the next week. Besides looking forward to several interesting features including not one but two heroes, fans of the highly profitable role-playing game are eagerly awaiting the arrival of PlayStation 5 support for Sony’s new gaming console.
It seems developer miHoYo is not holding back on delivering a true next-gen experience to its dedicated fanbase spanning all across the globe.
A large part of the game’s core design gets polished as new to provide a more immersive and realistic experience well into the future.
See a preview of the upcoming changes in the following video.
Explaining Genshin Impact’s suitability for PS5, the official blog post highlights what is possible on the powerful console in the following terms:
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. That’s why we wanted to bring the PS5 version to players as soon as we could. At the same time, we’ve been working to develop various functions to fully utilize this next-gen console in the long run: we created a graphics library completely from the ground up, and we built a customized file-loading system to take advantage of the powerful SSD of the PS5. So in future updates, we will have much more potential to elevate the visual quality and game performance – we are only scratching the surface.
For more, you can view Genshin Impact 4K PlayStation 5 gameplay footage below. As you can see in the clip, framerate seems consistent indicating smooth performance even in visually challenging areas like Mondstaft Village. Moreover, PS5’s super-fast load times combined with better draw distances make for a compelling overall package. According to miHoYo, the entire clip is running in native 4K resolution. Check the full video, below.
Genshin Impact is currently out on PS4 and PC to facilitate gameplay on a bigger display. Whereas, for smaller devices, the game is already out on Android and iOS mobile platforms. PlayStation 5 owners can start downloading Genshin Impact on April 28 alongside the version 1.5 update.