HoYoverse’s popular game is still a PlayStation exclusive on consoles (there’s a port in development for Nintendo Switch), but you may not know that it could have come to Xbox much sooner.
Today there are few games as successful and popular as Genshin Impact. miHoYo’s gacha game has become one of the references in the F2P scene on both PC and mobile as well as PlayStation consoles.
Without going any further, soon What’s new in version 3.3 will be announced. with new challenges, new characters and missions that will bring more life to the game community.
It is true that, in principle, there is a port of Genshin Impact in development for Nintendo Switch. However, hardly anything is known about the project, so F2P continues to be exclusive to PS5 and PS4 on consoles.
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What you may not know is that before Sony and miHoYo got together, Genshin Impact could become one of the exclusive star of Xbox. How are things.
It is a case similar to that of GTA 3, but in this case it is even more bloody, taking into account Microsoft’s interest in games as a service and the great wardrobe that Game Pass has.
Genshin-Xbox, what could have been and was not
Reuters has interviewed a series of anonymous Microsoft spokespersons, who have revealed some keys to what Xbox is looking for in the future. Undoubtedly, the name of Genshin Impact came up.
Xbox wants to grow in Japan, but also in other Asian countries. And you know that for this it is important gain ground in the MMO or F2P genrewith Genshin Impact as a long-awaited dream that seems to never come true.
With Final Fantasy XIV and the aforementioned miHoYo title out of action, at Microsoft they are looking to develop their own Genshin Impacteither as free to play or available via Game Pass.
According to Microsoft spokespersons, there is an extensive list of studios (both AAA and indie) that could make the gacha game for Xbox, although no decision has been made yet.
And here comes the exciting part of the story: Genshin Impact could be exclusive to Xbox. Microsoft and miHoYo representatives met in the early stages of development, but did not reach an agreement.
Some time later, Sony and the Chinese studio reached an agreement on Genshin Impact. In this way, the popular free to play came to PS4 and, later, it was adapted to the new generation of PS5.
”Microsoft deeply regrets running out of Genshin Impact” a company spokesman told Reuters. There is still time to react, but they must find a competitor to match and also in record time.
One of the most surprising and exciting stories we have heard recently. As for the version for Nintendo Switch, At the moment it is not even known if it will arrive in 2023.
Genshin Impact is one of the most popular games today. It is available 100% free for PS5, PS4, mobile devices and PC (via the Epic Games Store). Do you think Xbox will find its own Genshin one day?