Genshin Impact Technical Director Zhenzhong Yi recently shared details about their reasons for not completely changing the game’s visuals.
In an interview with the media outlet GamesIndustry.biz, Yi revealed that despite the power of the PlayStation 5 hardware, they chose not to revise the graphics. The reason for this choice was to keep the highly stylized look in all versions of the game. They wanted everyone from different platforms to be able to enjoy the same images instead of choosing one platform over another.
Yi did say that instead of an overhaul, miHoYo wanted graphical improvements. The visuals they already have in the game have only been sharpened, smiled and polished with the PS5’s GPU.
“We hope to create a game world with huge landscapes full of landmarks and mysteries and tons of detail in every corner,” explains Yi. “With the improved LOD distance, players now have a better view of the distance of what lies ahead waiting to be discovered. Meanwhile, the high-resolution textures allow us to incorporate more detail and storytelling into everything you see. By running all of these in native 4K resolution and the HDR support, we hope to give players a deeper, sharper and smoother view of the game world.”
Yi insisted that Genshin Impact’s original art style is the essential condition and should not be changed at all. Everything else is just improvements to what’s already there.
Genshin Impact is now available on PC, PS4, PS5 and mobile devices.
Interview source: GamesIndustry.biz
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