miHoYo has announced that Genshin Impact’s PlayStation 5 version will launch on 28th April, coming alongside update version 1.5 titled Beneath the Light of Jadeite. This is about much more than just bringing the game to Sony’s new generation console!
The PlayStation 5 version of the hit free-to-play game comes with support for a 4K resolution, enhanced textures, and faster loading times.
Beneath the Light of Jadeite brings with it new crafted characters, new challenging boss monsters to battle with, a historical trip alongside the beloved character Zhongli, and a Serenitea Pot system, which gives players the ability to build a home in a personal realm.
Version 1.5 will let players continue the hangout story with Noelle and start hanging out with Diona, the bartender of The Cat’s Tail in Mondstadt. It will also introduce two new characters. Five-star character Eula is a claymore user with Cryo Vision, with a bunch of icy abilities to tap into. Meanwhile, Yanfei is a half-human, half-illumanted beast, and a four-star Pyro catalyst-wielder.
The 1.5 update brings with it a new Trounce Domain and Boss Enemy to battle. Taking on the Beneath the Dragon-Queller challenge will see you battle Azhadaha, the Lord of Vishaps, who was sealed underground and will wield various elemental attacks against you. There’s also a new boss-level enemy in Dragonspine, the Cryo Hypostasis.
When you want to get away from it all, you can visit your own Serenitea Pot, acquired from Madame Ping, which lets you open up a personal realm and create your own home. Once you have the pot, you will choose from several realm styles when you first enter – Floating Abode, Emerald Peak, and Cool Isle – and fill it with either Mondstadt or Liyue-style building that you can then remodel inside and out by finding furnishing blueprints and earning the Trust of Tubby.
Oh, and if that wasn’t all, miHoYo has also teased Inazuma, the third main area that will be coming to the game in future.
Genshin Impact was one of our favourite RPGs of 2019 and one that has found a thriving global fanbase. Miguel reviewed the game at launch on PlayStation 4, awarding Genshin Impact an 8 out of 10 – here’s what he had to say:
Genshin Impact needs to be played to be believed. This is an addictive open-world adventure with gorgeous art and unique combat…and it’s free! The character designs are sharp and beautiful, while the pastel-style world itself is full of jaw-dropping colour and natural vistas…and it’s free! Sure, there’s the admittedly stingy gacha system, but if you just want an immersive and peaceful world to climb and fly around in for hours, then Genshin Impact is for you.
Source: press release, PS Blog