Genshin Impact on Switch: Release Date, Is it Cross-Platform, and More!

miHoYo’s free-to-play title, Genshin Impact, has proven to be a massive success among the gaming community, domestically and internationally. Players have been exploring the world of Tevyat, making a team of powerful characters to complete quests and fight intimidating bosses.  

The game has received comparisons with Nintendo’s Legend of Zelda series with the open-world and adventure theme. However, Nintendo players are yet to get their hands on Genshin Impact.  

Unfortunately, Genshin Impact isn’t currently available on Switch but is scheduled to come into the system soon. For now, it’s free-to-play on PS4, PC, iOS, and Android devices.  

1. What is the Genshin Impact Switch release date? 

Genshin Impact on Switch: Release Date, Is it Cross-Platform, and More!
Genshin Impact

miHoYo hasn’t given any official release date for Genshin Impact on the Nintendo Switch. However, it has been confirmed that the game will soon be available to play on the portable console.  

During an interview with GoNintendo, the Genshin Impact team released a statement that said,

The Switch version is still in development, and we will release more information as we progress further along.

Genshin Impact Team

That’s all the information you can find about the Switch version of the Action RPG game.  

For now, Nintendo Switch users will have to wait for a while as the Genshin Impact team continues to optimize the game on the portable console. There are possibilities that there might be some special promotional events that’ll happen alongside the game’s release on Switch.  

However, I think that Nintendo fans will receive promotional goodies and additional Primogems, similar to what other platforms have obtained.  

2. Why is Genshin Impact delayed on Switch? 

Genshin Impact on Switch: Release Date, Is it Cross-Platform, and More!
Nintendo Switch

According to Genshin Report, the Switch version of Genshin Impact is delayed because of the lower-spec hardware on the console. In other words, the developers are struggling to optimize Genshin Impact to make it a good experience on Switch.  

Genshin Impact is a demanding game with its massive open world and constant updates. Although, it’s a little surprising since the game has worked well on mobile devices.  

Another speculation has been that there might be issues connecting the game’s purchasable items with the Nintendo Eshop. As a result, it could be difficult for players who want to buy Primogems, and for miHoYo, as their primary source of earning is through microtransactions. 

3. Will Genshin Impact be cross-platform on Nintendo Switch? 

Genshin Impact on Switch: Release Date, Is it Cross-Platform, and More!
Genshin Impact

It’s not confirmed if Genshin Impact will provide the cross-play feature on Nintendo Switch. However, players from different consoles can play the Action RPG together, so the Switch version likely is the same, considering your friends are from the same server.  

You can play with your friends in co-op mode, in which you can enter their world or vice versa. After that, you can complete quests, finish challenges, and take down bosses together. 

4. Can you transfer data from other devices to Switch on Genshin Impact? 

Genshin Impact on Switch: Release Date, Is it Cross-Platform, and More!
Genshin Impact

The feature to cross-save your data on Switch hasn’t been announced yet, but there are limitations currently on transferring your Genshin Impact data that will carry over to the console. For instance, you can’t transfer your PS4 progress to other devices.  

Therefore, if you’re playing Genshin Impact on other devices, it’s better to play without expecting progress transfer or wait until further announcements.   

5. What is shown in the Genshin Impact Switch trailer?  

The trailer for the Switch version didn’t display any gameplay but gives a good idea about the graphics on characters and the mesmerizing world of Teyvat. All in all, it confirms that Genshin Impact is coming to the Nintendo console shortly.  

Genshin Impact - Nintendo Switch (Official Japanese Trailer)

However, several rumors are surfacing that the game will be a Switch Pro exclusive. It will ensure that players can get the best experience without compromising the quality of the game.  

Since the game has been imported to PS5 already, the developers are focusing on getting the world of Teyvat to Nintendo Switch one way or another. Until then, they’ll have to make do with their exclusive open-world games.  

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6. About Genshin Impact

Developed and published by miHoYo, Genshin Impact is an action-adventure RPG. It allows for both single-player and multiplayer gameplay. Furthermore, the game supports both cross-platform and cross-save features.

Genshin Impact is full of countless magical characters that will come with their own set of unique skills to kill enemies. Since it is an open-world game that one can explore by several movements like walking, swimming, gliding, and climbing.

The game allows enthusiasts to choose the gender of the playable character. In a quest to find your lost sibling, you will stumble upon other playable characters too who will assist you in unveiling the secrets of the gods of this dynamic world.

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