Finally, Genshin Impact Version 2.0 will introduce the coveted cross-save feature in the PlayStation versions of the free title.
Developer miHoYo announced that Genshin Impact‘s Update 2.0 will finally introduce the cross-save feature through Playstation platforms. The cross-save function in Genshin Impact allows players to link their accounts on two separate platforms through a miHoYo account. Thus, gamers on PC, Android and iOS were able to transfer save data and game progress between multiple platforms.
Cross-save remains an interesting beast on PlayStation hardware, with some games supporting the feature and others ignoring it altogether. This specifically became a topic of interest in the weeks leading up to the PlayStation 5 launch in November 2020, with several third-party developers revealing that intergenerational saves would be available between Xbox One and Xbox Series X | S but not PS4 and PS5. Sony explained in a PlayStation Blog post that adding intergenerational backups was entirely the developer’s responsibility.
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From a message from miHoYo, the cross-save feature that connects the PSN to the miHoYo account will arrive with the launch of Genshin Impact Version 2.0. However, it should be noted that a PSN account already associated with Genshin Impact cannot be linked to an email address previously linked to the miHoYo account. So, “If you want to link a PSN account connected to Genshin Impact to your email address, you must ensure that your email address is not yet associated with a miHoYo account. “The completed process will allow Android, iOS and PC users to transfer progress to their PlayStation hardware and vice versa. After linking PSN and miHoYo accounts, PC and mobile gamers can open Genshin Impact for the first time on PS4 / PS5 and follow the on-screen instructions. To transfer the PlayStation progression, however:
“Log into Genshin Impact on your PlayStation, then go to Settings> Account> User Center> Link Account and link your PSN account connected to Genshin Impact to an email address that is not associated with an account miHoYo., your in-game progress will be shared when you log into your account to play on the same server on iOS / Android / PC / PlayStation. “
While the long-awaited function is well and truly underway, the instructions denote a complex process. It also has a few limitations, which may prevent some fans from fully immersing themselves. Let’s hope that Playstation will have access to simpler cross-backup solutions as this console generation continues.
Developer miHoYo recently hosted a dedicated Twitch feed for whatever will come with it. Genshin Impact Version 2.0 and its brand new Inazuma region. Notably, the team has confirmed the details of the release of the update, which is expected to go live on July 21.
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