Where can I play Genshin Impact? The free-to-play JRPG’s explosive popularity has a lot of people asking that question. For anybody eager to play miHoYo’s surprise hit, these are the available PC and console Genshin Impact platforms.
Where can I play Genshin Impact on PC?
Downloading Genshin Impact for mobile is as simple as searching the store on iOS or Android. On PC, however, there are numerous digital storefronts including Steam and the Epic Games Store. With PC gaming marketplaces seeking out exclusives and some devs 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 must download and install the game launcher from the official website. Genshin Impact is not available on Steam, EGS, or any other PC gaming storefront.
With Genshin Impact performing well on PC so far, it isn’t likely that the game will appear on Steam (or elsewhere) anytime soon. If the game was released on popular storefronts, the developers would have to share revenue with the platform holders. Currently, that’d be akin to shooting themselves in the foot, though it could happen at a later date if/when the game needs a player boost.
Where can I play Genshin Impact on console?
Genshin Impact is free to download on PS4 right now. The dev team at miHoYo has confirmed that it’s coming to Nintendo Switch in the future. As for an Xbox version of Genshin Impact, unfortunately, the developers don’t have plans to release 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 aren’t likely to see Genshin Impact on their platform of choice in the near future (if ever).