The mega-popular free-to-play RPG Generation Impact made a big splash in September 2020 even though it was not available on regular storefronts, if you want to play, your only choice is to do it directly on the MiHoYo website. That will change next week, however, as Jenshin Impact hits the Epic Games Store on June 9th.
MiHoYo President Forrest Liu said, “While developing Genshine Impact, our main focus is to make the game available on a wide range of platforms so that players can play it alone or with friends regardless of how they want to play.” “Epic Games Store is an expert in PC gaming, and they are privileged to work with Epic to bring Genshin Impact to the wider global gaming community.”
The release of the Epic Games Store coincides with the launch of the big 1.6 update, which features new characters, a new mysterious quest, and a new area called Inazuma that is more hostile than other areas of the game.
Boats have also been confirmed as a new mode of transportation, and players will eventually be able to invite teammates to visit their magic teapot homes – meaning, once they have completed their passive teapot talk world exploration.
Genshin Impact on the Epic Store will be cross-play compatible with the PlayStation, Android, iOS, and standalone PC versions, and players will be able to claim a free in-game bonus for a limited time beginning June 9. (Use the redemption code “GenshinEpic.”)
Genshin Impact is available for wish listing now on the Epic Games Store. There’s no indication that it’s coming to other storefronts, namely Steam, at this point, but as reached out to MiHoY about the possibility.