It’s been over two years since miHoYo announced the Nintendo Switch port of Genshin Impact. News about the port has been sparse since then, but the company confirmed that the project is still in development on Thursday.
During the lengthy wait for the Switch port, some players began doubting the project’s eventual completion, theorizing that miHoYo had abandoned the project due to the Switch’s technical limitations. miHoYo, however, took to a statement to reassure players that the project is still in progress.
“The Switch version is still in development, and we will release more information as we progress further along,” a representative told GoNintendo.
No further details were provided by miHoYo regarding the upcoming port.
While the Switch port’s release date still remains unknown, the Genshin Impact team has been consistent in updating the game every six weeks (aside from a currently unexplained hiatus). Most recently, miHoYo introduced Version 2.6, which introduced the new character Kamisato Ayato and an expansion to Liyue called The Chasm. Version 2.6 also further fleshed out the story of the Kamisato Clan, a well-loved family from the in-game land of Inazuma.
IGN gave Genshin Impact a 9, praising it for its creative characters and the in-game world Teyvat’s massive scope. We also coined Genshin as one of the best ongoing games of 2021 thanks to its consistent content updates.
Amelia Zollner is a freelance writer at IGN. Find them on Twitter: @ameliazollner.
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