Available since 28 September 2020 on PC, mobiles and PS4, Genshin Impact is timidly starting to take shape on Switch. Uploaded by over 20 million people in just two weeks, the Chinese game will not ignore the console of its Japanese neighbor Nintendo !
Genshin Impact therefore initially launched 4 different platforms : PC, via the dedicated launcher, PS4, iOS and Android. No version for Nintendo Switch, despite the almost perfect correspondence between the mechanics of the game and what the portable console offers ! But a new platform is well in the works, to believe the miHoYo studio… The crossplay between 4 platforms is however already activated and will be very easy to extend to the Switch !
For the moment, Genshin Impact development on Switch is underway. The statements of the game producer are clear and demonstrate the desire to offer free-to-play on Switch as soon as possible.
Must therefore, for the moment, arm yourself with patience. In explored game files, some players have found several files that refer to the SDK for Switch, which indicates that the work has not started recently and has been well under way for several months. The Switch deserves a little more optimization to compensate for its performance, the version of the game for the hybrid console would have fallen behind, especially in terms of multiplayer ! When the game is announced, at the ChinaJoy 2019, several Asian actresses had made incredible Genshin Impact Cosplays while the game's billboards already had Switch and Nintendo logos.
The question of the price of the game on the eShop is worth asking. Games on the Nintendo store rarely drop their price, but what about new titles ? For the moment, everything suggests that Genshin Impact on Nintendo Switch will always be 100% free.
The business model of the game is indeed to integrate micro-transactions within it, especially to buy in-game coins. While it is possible to find chests full of Moras very easily, some players no longer hesitate to put their hands in their pockets.
A few days now before the release of the new generation consoles, the PS5 and the XBOX Series X., the studio in charge of the game also mentioned its wish to integrate very quickly into the launch line-up.
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