KEY POINTS

  • "Genshin Impact" will be released on Sony's PS5 this year
  • MiHoyo had said in October 2020 the Nintendo Switch version is in development
  • However, no release date was specified

Chinese gaming studio miHoYo recently confirmed "Genshin Impact" will be released on Sony's PS5 this year. This has left Nintendo Switch gamers to wonder if it is still releasing on the hybrid console.

"Genshin Impact" is a phenomenal game that has broken and set a lot of records in the gaming industry. In January 2020, it was announced the game will be released on the Nintendo Switch, and before that miHoyo had also released its Japanese launch trailer for the hybrid gaming console. Since then, the developers have gone radio silent about the specific release date of the game.

In October 2020, miHoyo confirmed in an interview the "Genshin Impact" Nintendo Switch version is in development, Inverse reported. Unfortunately, fans did not get the team's timetable for the release. With an announcement made as far back as January 2020, it is surprising miHoYo has not yet updated its release date.

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Rumors have it the game's Nintendo Switch port could be in development, but has met with some delay. Is it possible that miHoYo is preparing to launch the game alongside the release of the rumored Switch Pro late this year? This is just speculation for now.

MiHoyo released the game on mobile devices running on iOS and Android. However, its upcoming release on the PS5 certainly underlines the studio has its eyes set on taking advantage of better hardware and technology offered by newer gaming systems. Through this, it could deliver the game with much better visuals, faster loading time and overall improved gaming experience.

The Nintendo Switch Pro is rumored to offer 4K visuals and miHoYo, which might be aware of this, could have shifted its development for the game's version toward the new hardware. "Genshin Impact," being one of the launch titles of the Nintendo Switch Pro, could be a major sales booster for the Japanese gaming giant considering the interest the game generated over the past months. 

It is worth noting this information is not official but more of speculation. Nintendo has not commented on the rumored Switch Pro till the time of publishing of this article.