Genshin Impact Adds PS5 Compatibility In New Update
Genshin Impact, the popular-open world gacha-based RPG, will be playable on PS5 via backwards compatibility. The upcoming Version 1.1 update, titled A New Star Rises, will add next-gen compatibility capability, along with brand-new quests–concluding the Liuye stage of the main storyline–and four new playable characters. A New Star Rises releases on November 11.
Of those new characters, two are 5-star, including Childe and Zhongli. Childe is a Hydro archer that can switch between long-range and melee attacks. Zhongli is a Geo polearm that can deal damage in large areas, cast strong defenses, and petrify enemies. The other two new characters, Xinyan and Diona, are 4-star and not much has been revealed about the duo. From character images, it appears Xinyan might have a music-based attack in her arsenal.
A new Reputation system will also be part of the update. Travelers can build up their Reputation for each city they travel to, and in turn gain rewards like region-exclusive items and customizations.