Video games might be the best form of escapism from the real world. You argue about songs and movies, but video games offer a lot of world-building—a perfect anti-dote for escaping from all real-world problems for a couple of hours.
There are many video games genre that offers exciting gameplay and world-building. You might have heard of the word RPG if you are into gaming.
RPG stands for Role-playing game which is quite a niche genre but a popular one and has seen many successful games spawning in this genre.
Games like Dark Souls and Witcher 3 are a few of the many games that helped mainstream this genre, and of course, how can I forget about Legend of Zelda. The one where it all started.
Genshin impact was released back in 2020, and within no time, the game saw massive success and rose in popularity. Maybe because of lockdowns in the COVID era, I can’t really say but the fact that is very little time, this game became one of the best RPG games out there, says something.
The game provides a very different experience than other role-playing video games, and also it is more visually striking and vibrant, which can be seen as a major selling point.
Artstyle is highly inspired by anime, and the game incorporates 3D animation in an Open World setting where you follow a twin searching for its other sibling while fighting evil forces.
The typical setting, but as you progress, the story gets more interesting and dynamic while you meet other characters. It is a fun experience and is now one of the most playable RPG games nowadays.
It is available to download for free on Android/IOS devices, PC, PS4, and PS5. There is currently no version available on Xbox consoles. Players can play on any device but can they crossplay? Does Genshin Impact support cross platform play?
Does Genshin Impact Have Cross-Save?
Cross-save allows you to save your progress and then transfer saved data onto another device. Cross-save is supported by Genshin Impact, which is available on PC, PS4, PS5, and Mobile Os. you can cross-save between all devices except Nintendo Switch. Which currently does not support Genshin Impact.
Previously only PC and Mobile players were privileged with this feature, but recently, PlayStation was also added to the roster, so if you are on any platform of the three, you can cross-save your progress between devices.
How does this work?
For cross-save to work, you need to use the same email on your device. PC and Mobile players are linked to the same HoyoVerse account so they can shuffle between devices. For PlayStation players, when you boot up your platform and launch Genshin impact, you will be greeted with a pop-up.
Follow the instructions on the screen to link your Hoyoverse account to PSN. Your PC saved data will appear on Playstation, and now you are ready to continue on Playstation without starting progress from zero.
The only thing missing in the mix is the Nintendo switch which doesn’t have a release date, but we can expect Genshin Impact on Nintendo Switch soon, and hopefully, it launches with crossplay support.
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Is Genshin Impact Cross-Platform In 2023?
Genshin Impact is available to download for free on PC, PS4, PS5, and Android/IOS, Good news for all players, Genshin Impact supports crossplay between all platforms, which is amazing.
If you are on mobile and you want to play with your friends on PC and Consoles, go for it. But first, you need to unlock the rank 16 in-game. Rank 16 unlocks the multiplayer Co-Op mode, which is required for further quests and missions.
Players can easily reach rank 16 by doing daily tasks, quests, and some exploring around the map of Tevyat. Once it’s unlocked, you are good to go on your journey along with your friends.
Cross platform support is something always demanded by gamers nowadays, and most modern AAA titles are already implementing cross platform as the standard feature.
Cross platform is in high demand, and people are right to ask studios to make games more accessible and friendly to newer players, not just old gaming veterans.
Genshin impact is what you can consider an RPG, a role-playing game set in a fantasy land and features adventurous storylines. The RPG genre is quite popular in the Asian market, especially games like dark souls Persona 5, Yakuza, and Elden ring have a huge player base in Asian countries.
It would make sense for developers to introduce cross platform play in Genshin Impact to capture as much player base as they can, and it looks like they are successful at doing it.
You can also give credit to COVID in the success of Genshin impact as everyone was locked in their houses, looking forward to spending time doing different hobbies. Gaming saw a huge rise in numbers, and Genshin Impact was one of them.
Now for, new players, they have complete freedom to choose what platform they want to start their journey on because there is no restriction.
You can be on any platform and enjoy gaming with your friends. And if you travel a lot, you can still play with your friends on your Mobile phone (portability is the strongest factor here)
Cross platform is a major selling point of any game; it attracts a huge player base, creates positive reception among fans, and shows that developers care about the game and its fanbase.
Crossplay has positive benefits while having no major negative points, and in a multiplayer game, there is nothing better than good teamwork and friends you can rely on.
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Now I have concluded this article, and I hope it helped. For fans who live and breathe RPG games, this is the best time to be alive. Elden ring, Yakuza 7, and Persona 6 (which is set to release in 2023) are some of the best modern RPG titles you can find today. Genshin Impact definitely makes its way into this list.
Beautiful character design that is highly inspired by anime, immersive open-world with fantasy elements, and multiplayer that offers cross platform support on PC, Playstation, and Mobile, and Paimon, who can forget the adorable little fairy assistant. What else do you want? Well, Xbox and Nintendo Switch fans would like to have a word.
They are currently missing all the action because of no support for their consoles, but it wouldn’t be long when Genshin Impact arrives on Nintendo Switch and Xbox.
I appreciate Developers for being supportive of the community and introducing cross platform play on all platforms this game is available, but it would be nice if this game is available for download on more platforms.
I am looking forward to that day, and till then, I am just going to enjoy my RPG adventure with my friends and live my Otaku life.