The latest closed beta phase for Genshin Impact is currently under way and miHoYo has provided with a preview code. As such, we’ve decided to share some 4K screenshots from the PC version at Max settings.
Genshin Impact is an open-world action-RPG title that takes place in a massive fantasy land of Teyvat. The game promises to offer a lively, freely-explorable world and multiple characters. It will also have an in-depth elemental skill & talent system and an engaging story.
The first couple of hours of the closed beta build are really slow. Players explore the game’s environments, meets its main cast, and visit the main city. Afterwards, players will have to complete some simple quests. The game also does a pretty good job at explaining its mechanics to players throughout this extended tutorial (it’s not a tutorial, but it certainly feels like it).
Genshin Impact features a real-time combat system. Additionally, the game plays wonderfully with the mouse and keyboard. We did not experience any mouse acceleration or smoothing issues. You can also navigate the menus with the mouse, so that’s another great thing.
Now as you will see below, the game has anime-like graphics. Thus, and if you enjoyed Zelda: Breath of the Wild or anime series in general, you’ll also like Genshin Impact. Moreover, the game does not require a high-end PC system.
In order to test the game and capture some PC gameplay footage, we used an Intel i9 9900K with 16GB of DDR4 at 3600Mhz. Naturally, we’ve paired this machine with an NVIDIA RTX 2080Ti. We also used Windows 10 64-bit and the latest version of the GeForce drivers. We’ve also included MSI Afterburner in our screenshots in order to give you an idea of the in-game performance.
Tech-wise, Genshin Impact is nothing really special. During our playthrough, there were noticeable pop-ins of objects. Furthermore, numerous textures appear to be of a low-res. This make sense as the game never exceeded 3GB of VRAM in 4K and on Max settings. Additionally, and even in 4K, the image was a bit too “soft” for my liking. However, Genshin Impact has an amazing art style, and that’s what will keep you playing it. We don’t often get games like Genshin Impact, and that’s perhaps why I really, really like it. This is one of the few cases in which I didn’t care about its tech shortcomings, so kudos to miHoYo.
John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved – and still does – the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the “The Evolution of PC graphics cards.”