Genshin Impact is about to bring some awesome open world anime goodness to fans worldwide. The new game from the makers of the highly successful action RPG Honkai Impact 3rd return with a massive change of scenery. From sci-fi to fantasy, the one thing that remains is the wonderful art style and the expansive role-playing game mechanics. Often compared to Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Genshin Impact shines at first sight for its lovely whimsical world, but beneath the surface beats a strong and confident online RPG heart. The Genshin Impact release date is set for this year, but will miHoYo be able to deliver on its promises?
Genshin Impact Release Date and Platforms
When Genshin Impact was first announced, many players feared that it would be a game mainly targeted at mobile platforms, but with a watered-down PC release on the side. Luckily, this isn’t entirely the case, with new Genshin Impact gameplay showing that this is a game that takes advantage of the latest hardware to deliver impressive graphics and animations. Combat is another mouth-watering feature, as the several playable characters engage in hectic yet beautiful battles. Each one comes with unique skills and some of them even affect the environment in credible ways, such as scorching the grass around you.
While a Genshin Impact Steam release would be welcomed by many players, it hasn’t been confirmed yet beyond a late 2020 window. Judging by the release of a separate client for Honkai Impact 3rd, a Genshin Impact PC launch on Steam seems unlikely at this point.
In July 2020, miHoYo revealed that the Genshin Impact launch plan was going through some positive changes. Instead of a late 2020 release, the PC, Android, and iOS versions will be released before October. By the end of August, it was revealed that the PS4 version was releasing on September 28 as well.
If you’re counting the days until you can hit that Genshin Impact download button, here is all the release date info that we have so far:
- Genshin Impact closed beta 1 (PC and iOS): June 21, 2019 – June 26, 2019
- Genshin Impact closed beta 2: March 19 – April 7, 2020 (PC, Android, and iOS)
- Genshin Impact final closed beta: Q3 2020 (PlayStation 4)
- Genshin Impact release date for PC, PS4, Android, and iOS: September 28, 2020
- Genshin Impact Nintendo Switch release date: Late 2020 or Early 2021