Genshin Impact

Genshin Impact’s PlayStation 5 Upgrade Arrives on April 28

UPDATE: The PlayStation Blog has detailed what next week’s PlayStation 5 native version will entail, which is set to go live on April 28 alongside version 1.5

PlayStation 5 owners can expect 4K resolution, enhanced textures, and faster loading times in addition to more Hangout Events. With version 1.5, you can continue to hand with Noelle and Diona at The Cat’s Tail.

There are also two new characters: Eula, the Spindrift Knight from Mondstadt, and Yanfei, a legal adviser from Liyue Harbor.


Eula is a five-star character who uses claymores and bears Cryo Vision. Her Elemental Skill, Icetide Vortex, increases her resistance to interruption and her defence while dealing Cryo damage. And her Elemental skill deals AoE damage to enemies and creates a Lightfall Sword that will follow her around.


Next is Yanfei, a half-human, half-illuminated beast born in Liyue. Yanfei is a four-star character Pyro catalyst-wielder generates Scarlet Seals with her Normal Attack, Elemental Skill, and Elemental Burst.

In Version 1.5, a new Trounce Domain and a new Boss Enemy will be introduced, offering perilous challenges for precious rewards.

Azhdaha, the “Lord of Vishaps,” is a formidable adversary sealed deep underground, with the power to unleash various elemental attacks and change the environment of the battlefield.

Another enemy has been discovered in the Dragonspire and Cryo Hypnostatis is the latest addition to the Hypnostasis series.

miHoYo is working on its next big update and also a next-gen iteration of Genshin Impact for PlayStation 5, the free-to-play open-world RPG that has taken the world by storm.

So what does the next-gen update include? Well, according to the press release it’ll deliver a rich and more immersive experience with razor-sharp 4K resolution, enhanced textures, and faster loading times. Exploring Teyvat will never look better than it does on PS5. At the moment, two of the seven major cities are explorable; Liyue Harbour and Mondstadt, each with unique cultures and stories, with vast landscapes surrounding them.

“The PlayStation 5 is an ideal platform to enhance the vast open-world featuring in Genshin Impact, allowing the team to incorporate more thoughts and ideas into the game, both now and in the future,” said miHoYo president Forrest Liu.  “That’s why we’ve been working to bring the native PlayStation 5 version of the game to our players as soon as we could.”

Right now, the game on PlayStation 5 is not native to the system, instead, you’ll be playing the PlayStation 4 version and I’m looking to see how much of a performance boost Genshin Impact will receive on new hardware.

Genshin Impact is available now for PlayStation 4, PC, iOS, and Android.