Genshin Impact is a very popular video game that came out three years ago. People love it because it has a cool story, lots of unique characters, exciting battles, and it feels like watching an anime.
You can play it on many different devices like PlayStation, PC, Epic Games, Android, and iOS, but not on Nintendo Switch. In this article, we’ll discuss what we know about Genshin Impact coming to the Switch when it might happen, and answer any other questions you might have.
Genshin Impact Switch Release Date: When Will It Happen?
As of now, we don’t know when Genshin Impact will be available on the Nintendo Switch. The game’s creators said it would come out on the Switch in a video back in January 2020, but it’s been three years, and it still hasn’t been released on the console. So, we’ll have to wait longer to play it on the Switch.
The last time we heard about the game for the Nintendo Switch was in May 2022. In an interview with Gonintendo, a person named Xin Yang, who works for HoYoverse and is in charge of telling people about the game, said they will share more details about when the game will come out on the Switch very soon.
Xin Yang also said, “The Switch version is still in development, and we will release more information as we progress further along.” Before this, many people thought the game was canceled for the Switch, and we’ll talk more about why they thought that later.
Why Genshin Impact Took So Long to Come to Switch?
Genshin Impact took longer to come to the Nintendo Switch for a few reasons. One big reason is that the Switch isn’t as powerful as some other gaming devices. So, the game had to be adjusted and made to work well on the Switch, which took extra time and work from the developers.
You see, the game needs a computer with a GTX 1030 graphics card to run smoothly, and the Switch has a less powerful Tegra X1 graphics card. Also, the Switch doesn’t have as much memory as other systems, so some parts of the game like how characters look, shadows and the world might not look as good on the Switch.
So, the delay in bringing Genshin Impact to the Switch is because it needed extra work to make it run well on the Switch’s less powerful hardware.
How to Play Genshin Impact on Switch?
Sadly, you can’t play Genshin Impact on the Nintendo Switch the right way. But, there are other ways to play it on a portable device. The Steam Deck, which is a handheld gaming gadget, lets you play Genshin Impact using the Epic Games Launcher.
Before, you couldn’t play it on Steam OS and Linux, but it seems like they might make it possible for the Steam Deck soon.
Genshin Impact Switch: Will It Have Cross-play?
It’s probably going to be possible to play the RPG on the Switch with friends from other platforms, like your phone or PC. Your game progress is linked to your Hoyoverse account, so you can switch between devices and still play with your friends on the same server.