‘Genshin Impact’ PS5 release date: Version with fast load times, DualSense support to launch in spring
“Genshin Impact” is arguably one of the games released in 2020 that immediately saw success in the market, so it is not surprising that action RPG has been lined up to launch on more platforms. While the game was made available on PS4 when it launched last September, Sony fans have yet to receive a full-fledged PS5 version. Luckily, their wait will be over soon.
‘Genshin Impact’ PS5 version is ‘coming soon’
Sony and “Genshin Impact” developer miHoYo have both reiterated the plan to launch a PS5 version of the game in separate announcements earlier this week. The latter has released the official announcement trailer for the game’s arrival in the new-gen console, but its blog post for the imminent launch does not offer much information other than a poetic message and the promise that the PS5 version is “coming soon.”
The official Twitter page of PlayStation offers more information about the “Genshin Impact” PS5 version, including the promised “enhanced visuals, fast loading, and DualSense controller support.” Sony also reiterated a spring release window, but fans will still have to wait for a specific release date announcement. By this time, a spring launch window could mean any day now through, possibly, June at the latest.
What to expect from the ‘Genshin Impact’ PS5 version
Sony and miHoYo were not specific on the gameplay improvements the PS5 version would offer. But the technical specs and hardware features of the console should give “Genshin Impact” fans some ideas. The new-gen console has been advertised with significantly faster load times, as well as improved gaming resolution and framerate, so “Genshin Impact” is likely to benefit from these technologies.
The PS5 version of “Genshin Impact” is also confirmed to support DualSense controller functions. Some of the most advertised features of the new-gen controller include its haptic feedback and adaptive triggers.
So far, “Genshin Impact” is only available in console form through the PlayStation systems. There have been reports that a Nintendo Switch port is also in the pipeline, but it is unclear when that would be released. Meanwhile, it has been radio silence for any possibility of the game launching in Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.