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Genshin Impact comes to PS5, taking the open-world experience next-gen | Gameplay Footage

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Loading times were already pretty quick if you played on PS5 via BC, now they're laughable.

Drops April 28, via PlayStation Blog

Greetings, Travelers! Genshin Impact’s dev team here, eager to announce that the PlayStation 5 version of Genshin Impact will be arriving on April 28! We would 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 their 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. 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.
With Genshin Impact, we want to transport you into a visually stunning and culturally diverse world. The all-new graphics library allows us to pack even more details into the game world. Look closely at your surroundings, and the high-res texture will tell you a unique story in every tiny detail; raise your eyes to the horizon, and the enhanced Level of Detail distance will bring you an impressive view of landmarks near and far. Even better, the PlayStation 5 allows you to 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 look at the world
Genshin Impact features massive and changing landscapes. So when you traverse the open-world and domains, faster loading will make your adventure so much smoother. With the PlayStation 5’s SSD and our tailor-made file-loading system, teleporting from one place to another now takes just seconds. You can jump right into domains almost instantaneously, ready to explore and fight!

But to truly approach the next-gen experience, we realize the DualSense controller will be a game-changer by showing how the game world responds to your actions within. The DualSense controller adopts very different technologies, and we’re still redesigning the controller support from scratch to explore it’s full potential. You may notice that the controller vibration feels different from that in the backward-compatible version of the game. We can’t wait to integrate even more of the controller’s features to better reflect your immersive experience in Teyvat.
We’ve also prepared an exclusive version of Qingyun Peak only for PlayStation 5 players! This mountain peak has been one of the most popular places in the game among both our players and team. So we’ve given this location a bit of a makeover. We hope you like the surprise!

The release of Genshin Impact on the PlayStation 5 is just the beginning of the new console experience. We’ve only been to two of the seven major cities in Teyvat so far, so there is so much more content to look forward to. Okay, Travelers, that’s it for now! Don’t forget to come check us out on April 28!
 
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LegendOfKage

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Just started playing this. I like what I see so far.
You should swing by the community thread. If you have any questions, we're a pretty helpful bunch.

 
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You should swing by the community thread. If you have any questions, we're a pretty helpful bunch.


Cool, will do. I can see there's a lot to learn.
 

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Just started playing this. I like what I see so far.

Amazing game. It's just so easy for me to play, even once I've done everything there is to do in the game and for the day (really far away from you before you reach that point) I still find myself running around doing nothing killing random enemies because the game is so serene to me.
 
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Amazing game. It's just so easy for me to play, even once I've done everything there is to do in the game and for the day (really far away from you before you reach that point) I still find myself running around doing nothing killing random enemies because the game is so serene to me.

I appreciate the controls are made to be as friendly as possible, especially coming off the clunker nightmare that is controlling Cal in Jedi Fallen Order. 😱🙄
 

Aenima

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Amazing game. It's just so easy for me to play, even once I've done everything there is to do in the game and for the day (really far away from you before you reach that point) I still find myself running around doing nothing killing random enemies because the game is so serene to me.
Im exactly the same. The game is just so beauty to look at that after im done with the daily stuff, sometimes i just go for a walk around the game world. Its just a great game to chill.
Playing the game every single day since it launched and im still finding some hidden things from time to time.
 

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As a self-imposed challenge, I like playing this and FEH exclusively as F2P to see if I can become a good player even when compared vs whales, and honestly it has been quite a fun journey so far. Even though the primogem (currency) drops are not so plentiful, the pity system and the great potential of the 4* characters make this a great game to play even if you don't plan on spending a single pound on it. I started playing this when I went through a period of noticing no new releases piqued my interest and I have played it every single day (that my job permits me) since then.

Everyone should give it a go if they don't have anything better to play atm. Hell, it's even better than some of the AAA/full price shite that comes out these days. And it plays quite well on PS5, too!