Genshin Impact Release Date: Final Closed Beta, 2020 Release Date, Business Model
I know, I know. “But Stix, didn’t you just do a video on Genshin Impact like a week or two ago?” Yes, yes I did! And honestly, I had no idea that there was going to be news regarding the game this soon after doing a dedicated video on it.
But you know what? Here we are, and you guys are definitely gonna wanna take a minute to sit through what I have to say as miHoYo made an announcement – an announcement that is too important to not cover.
If you’d applied for either of the past Closed Beta tests in the and been rejected – you might be in luck.
On May 15th the official Genshin Impact Twitter account made an interesting Tweet: “Genshin Impact comes to PlayStation for Final Closed Beta! Travelers, the world of Teyvat awaits.”
Yup, you definitely heard that correctly. The upcoming open-world RPG is launching its final Closed Beta test before launching globally later this year.
Now, the Closed Beta registration period has yet to be revealed – currently registration is open.
If you want to know how to apply for the Closed Beta, then go ahead and navigate on over directly to the Closed Beta registration page using the button below.
Specifically how long the Closed Beta application process will remain open is anyone’s guess, but they did state that while there is no “specific date,” they are looking to hold the final Beta test in “Q3 2020” – that can be anywhere from July through September.
It’s also unconfirmed exactly how long the final Beta test will last, but considering Genshin Impact will likely launch towards the end of this year, it’s safe to assume it won’t be too far off.
The last Closed Beta took place back in March and was available, in a limited form, for both PC and mobile devices. So it’s exciting to see that PS4 players are going to be capable of joining in this time ’round as we’ll get a definitive idea of exactly how good it’s going to run and play.
And let me say that while I did forget to apply the first two times, I definitely made certain to apply this time. Both Mrs Stix and I applied for the final Closed Beta test – you guys can rest easy.
If all goes well, we’ll be streaming this Closed Beta over on Twitch – which if you haven’t already, you should totally consider following us on as we’re streaming tons of MMOs every month over there.
Something worth noting is that this time there will be full cross-platform co-operative play for players, meaning that PC, mobile and PS4 players are all going to be able to party up and participate in content with one another.
This marks a first and I’m very excited. Since I own a PS4 and a Switch, I might take this opportunity to use my account on the PS4 and see how co-op play works between platforms.. granted both Mrs Stix and I get accepted.
In anticipation of the final Closed Beta test, Hugh Tsai, the producer behind Genshin Impact stated that “We are thrilled to see that players all around the world had a blast in Genshin Impact’s last Closed Beta while offering valuable feedback on various aspects of the game.
We plan to implement some changes and optimizations in the Final Closed Beta based on what we have heard and learned.”
“The cross-platform co-op mode is an important component of Genshin Impact, and it will be a core part of the Final Closed Beta experience. We are very excited to see how players react to the team-oriented gameplay.”
Are you excited? Because I’m excited.
Now for those of you that are still not convinced, or for those of you unaware of exactly what Genshin Impact is, let me give you a quick rundown.
Genshin Impact is not an MMORPG. It is not an MMO. It’s a co-operative online multiplayer RPG, allowing groups of players to party with one another and tackle content together, explore the world together, and co-exist within one another’s games.
Genshin Impact is going to be completely free-to-play, meaning you won’t be required to spend a single cent to play the game from the beginning right through until the end.
There will be a variety of characters to recruit via various means, ranging from story, to events, to even the cash shop if I’m not mistaken.
The game was in no way pay-to-win and offered no incentives for players to spend egregious amounts of money to get ahead of one another. Any money spent is completely optional and up to the individual player.
Yes there will likely be a few characters you’ll never get if you don’t spend money but that’s how they plan on monetizing the game – and to me, that’s more than fine. I’ll gladly make that sacrifice for a completely pay-to-win-less game.
The final Closed Beta will take place over the July-September period of 2020, with the game fully launching at an undisclosed time towards the end of this year. Yes, if all goes according to plan, Genshin Impact is expected to launch at the end of 2020.
Genshin Impact is a beautiful Anime-inspired game. It has an enormously large, open world. It has a levelling system. It has action combat. It allows you to play with several people, together, co-operatively.
It’s exactly what I want out of a game. It’s what Mrs Stix and I are most anticipating this year, more so than any other title other than Blue Protocol.
Neither of us can contain our excitement for this – and hopefully we get to share that with you if or when we get accepted into this Beta test.