Genshin Impact is available on PS4, PC, and mobile phones and the Nintendo version is going to be released soon. However, it is a little heart break for the fans of Xbox as this game is not coming to Xbox. So, why is Genshin Impact not on Xbox? Keep reading to find out the reasons.
The developer of Genshin Impact, miHoyo, shared some details about the upcoming Genshin Impact plans and shut down any hope for an Xbox version of the game. They talked about this in an interview with Game Rant. They said they have plans about the next gen consoles, and they will be announcing them as these plans take shape. However, they do not currently have plans to release the game on Xbox, but it will be coming to next gen systems in the future. As they denied the existence of the Xbox version before, it seems like they mean PlayStation 5 when they said next gen consoles.
Just because Genshin Impact is not on Xbox does not mean everyone who loves Xbox cannot join the party. If there is no PS4 or a powerful PC to run it, people must own iOS and Android since it is out on those devices. You will get the fun by playing on iPhone, iPad, Android phone, or Android tablet. As stated before, the game is also coming to Nintendo Switch sometime in the future, meaning the ones with Xbox who also have a Nintendo system will be able to play this game eventually.
If you have a PC and want to play Genshin Impact on it, here are the installations steps that you will need to follow:
- The first thing that should be done is to download and open the PC Client Launcher file.
- Then, check I have read and agree to the Software License Agreement and choose the Install Now button. For those who want to change the default installation directory of the launcher, you can just click Advanced and then choose the directory that you want, and click the Install Now button. Do not forget to make sure that the target directory has enough space, which is about 260 MB or more, to install the PC launcher.
- The next thing that you will have to do is to complete the PC Launcher installation and choose the Run Now button to run the launcher.
- After that, check the Get Game button in order to download the game files of Genshin Impact. In case you want to change the default installation directory of the game, please click Change file path and choose the directory that you want, and then click the Install button. Before anything, you should make sure that the target directory has enough space of about 26 GB or more if you want to install the game files.
- You can now download the game. Feel free to click the pause button if you feel like wanting to exit the download while keeping your download progress. If you see that the program freezes or crashes, you can try to re-open the launcher and then click the Resume Download button in order to resume downloading the game files.
- Once the game files have been downloaded, click to start the game and enjoy your time playing in the vast magical world of Teyvat.
Every PlayStation user is able to download Genshin Impact for free from the PlayStation Store. All that should be done is to wait for the title to download and then everything is perfect.
As with the mobile version, Genshin Impact is able to be downloaded from the online store of respective phone for free. For those who are using Android, you can find it in the Google Play Store, and those with Apple products, you can get it from the App Store.
Once again, it seems like the consoles of Microsoft have been strangely left out of the target for now. However, there is still a chance of the game coming to the system one day in the future. Right now, the main priority of the developer is Nintendo Switch as the PS4, PC, and mobile versions are out of the gate. As for the Xbox version, it will take longer, so please wait.
Genshin Impact features 24 unlockable characters and 7 elements that you are able to select to control as they make their way around the world of Teyvat. All characters are arranged in a tier list that you work their way up as they progress through the game.
Even though Genshin Impact is totally free to download, there are a few optional purchases that you are able to make if you want to add to your game experience. The users of PS4 can purchase a thing called the Genshin Impact Starter Pack. This one costs $9.99. By spending the amount of money, you will be able to get the in-game currency as well as a number of special items.
If you are looking to broaden your horizons, there are Genshin Impact Battle Passes. With them, you can unlock the additional content and special missions that offer some exclusive rewards. The price is between $9.99 and $19.99 per month.
Since the first time its release at the end of September, Genshin Impact has been getting a lot of attention with reportedly getting more than 23 million mobile downloads inside its first week. It is such a good start for a new game and the number keeps increasing each day. If you have not tried the game now, then it might be the right time to try it. Even though it is not available on Xbox yet, you can try to use your other device that you have and wait until the release time for Xbox. If you want to be the first one to know the information about the release of the game on Xbox, please follow its social media accounts and visit its official website regularly.
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