It\’s difficult to tell why MiHoYo doesn\’t plan on developing Genshin Impact on the Xbox Series X. Perhaps it has something to do with Xbox\’ poor track record in the east, as the Xbox One solid particularly bad in Japan. Or maybe MiHoYo has a deal with Sony, seeing as the game currently runs on the PlayStation 4 and comes with exclusive bonuses as opposed to other versions of the game. It\’s tough to figure any one specific reason apart from the developer\’s vague statement of disinterest, which, honestly, should give Xbox fans a little bit of hope. When mentioning MiHoYo\’s plans for moving Genshin Impact to next-gen consoles, the spokesperson said they \”currently\” didn\’t have any plans. Seeing as MiHoYo has plans to continue adding new content and updating the game, there\’s a chance Genshin Impact could make its way onto Xbox at some point later down the line.
Perhaps MiHoYo is simply waiting to see how the Xbox Series X sells before they commit to developing Genshin Impact for the console. If the Series X does manage to sell well in Japan, then chances are Genshin Impact could make its way to the Microsoft console after all. It is already available on Microsoft Windows, so an eventual move to the Xbox doesn\’t seem totally far fetched. For now, Xbox fans will just have to play the waiting game and hope MiHoYo has an eventual change of plans. For everyone else, Genshin Impact is currently available and free to play on PlayStation 4, PC, Android, and IOS.