According to a recent article, Genshin Impact will be released on Nintendo Switch this year but will be delayed due to hardware issues. MiHoYo revealed plans to release a Nintendo Switch version of Genshin Impact before the game’s release last September. However, in the months since then, the developer has yet to provide an update on the Switch version.
In September 2020, Genshin Impact, an action RPG, was released as a free-to-play game on PC, PS4, and mobile platforms. It soon grew in popularity, amassing a huge player base and attracting millions upon millions of dollars.
Thanks in part to miHoYo’s continued help in the form of gradual fixes and massive content upgrades, the trend hasn’t slowed down. Version 1.5, the most recent of these upgrades, came in late April, bringing with it a free PlayStation 5 upgrade, Diona and Noelle Hangout Events, and many more. Although all of these additions keep players busy, one question remains unanswered: where is the Nintendo Switch version?
The Switch version of Genshin Impact will “actually [release] sometime this year,” according to Genshin Report, a Twitter account unaffiliated with the brand. The Genshin Impact leaker also claims that problems caused by “weaker hardware” are to blame for the long wait.
This isn’t the first time a paper has cited Switch hardware as the source of the issue, according to DualShockers. Another stumbling block seems to be eShop usability, as well as questions about how to execute microtransactions on the web better.
2. Will there be a new archon quest coming soon?
— Genshin Report (@GenshinReport) May 16, 2021
The paper seems to provide at least a partial reason for why Genshin Impact’s Nintendo Switch port is taking too long to arrive. However, as usual, all gossip and conjecture can be taken with a grain of salt.
Fans of Genshin Impact are hoping for more than just an update on the game’s imminent Nintendo Switch debut. About the fact that the free-to-play title’s Version 1.5 patch was recently published, players are still waiting for information on the 1.6 upgrade.
Premature leaks, it turns out, have reportedly raised some questions about what’s coming up. Ayaka may eventually become a playable player, according to one leak, and miHoYo may be planning to release character skins, according to another. When the developer intends to discuss all of the above is currently unknown.