Where can I play Genshin Impact? The explosive popularity of the free-to-play JRPG has many people asking this question. For anyone looking to play miHoYo's surprise hit, these are the Genshin Impact platforms for PC and console available.
Where can I play Genshin Impact on PC?
Downloading Genshin Impact for mobile devices is as simple as searching the store on iOS or Android. On PC, however, there are numerous digital showcases including Steam and Epic Games Store. With PC gaming markets looking for exclusives and some developers choosing to go it alone with proprietary launchers, learning how to get Genshin Impact on PC isn't as simple as it could be.
To play Genshin Impact on PC, users need to download and install the game launcher from the official website. Genshin Impact is not available on Steam, EGS, or any other PC gaming showcase.
With Genshin Impact having performed well on PC so far, it's unlikely the game will show up on Steam (or anywhere else) anytime soon. If the game was published on popular showcases, the developers would have to share the revenue with the owners of the platform. Currently, it would be like shooting yourself in the foot, although it could happen later if / when the game needs a boost from the player.
Where can I play Genshin Impact on console?
Genshin Impact can be downloaded for free on PS4 right now. The miHoYo development team has confirmed that it will arrive on the Nintendo Switch in the future. As for an Xbox version of Genshin Impact, unfortunately, the developers have no plans to release it on the platform.
So, at the time of writing, PlayStation 4 is where users can play Genshin Impact on a console. At a later date, the Zelda-like title will also be available on Switch. Meanwhile, Xbox fans likely won't see Genshin Impact on their favorite platform in the foreseeable future (if ever).