Genshin Impact: Three Years Later, Still No Nintendo Switch Port
- Jan 14, 2023
Genshin Impact is the hugely successful gacha game that was first announced for the Nintendo Switch three years ago. Despite the game being compared to the Switch's own Breath of the Wild, it has yet to make its way to the hybrid console. The game was initially released for mobile devices, PlayStation 4, and PC, with HoYoverse bringing Genshin Impact to PlayStation 5 one year later. But Switch players are still waiting for the game to make the jump to Nintendo or Xbox platforms.
Genshin Impact has become one of the most popular games of the past few years, with its open world and RPG elements drawing in players from around the globe. It stands to reason that many Switch owners would love to play the game on their console of choice, but they have been waiting for over three years with no end in sight. The port was first announced in January 2020 but still has yet to materialize. Fans have been speculating as to why the port has been delayed, with some suggesting that it has to do with the Switch's hardware limitations.
Another possible explanation is that developer miHoYo is focusing on other platforms instead of the Switch. miHoYo is known for its mobile-first approach to development, which could explain why the game has been slow to make its way to the Nintendo Switch. Additionally, the game is constantly updated with new content, which could be a factor in the delay as well.
Genshin Impact's Switch port has been highly anticipated since it was first announced three years ago. Unfortunately, there is still no news as to when the port will be released. Fans can only hope that miHoYo will announce the port soon so that they can experience the game in all its glory on the Switch. Until then, they will continue to wait with a mixture of anticipation and frustration.