Thousands of compatible games are currently available on Valve’s Steam Deck , and Genshin Impact may soon join them .
Genshin Impact is shown uploaded to the Steam Deck in a frame from a TGS video , which was seen by a Reddit user , indicating that Valve’s handheld may support it.
After its release in 2020 , the game quickly became one of the best free games for PC. While the game can also be played on mobile devices and PlayStation consoles, and a Switch version is apparently in development, it cannot be downloaded and played on a deck. However, this may change.
Genshin Impact made a brief appearance in a promotional video for Tokyo Game Show 2022 , but it is not yet known if the game will support Steam Deck. The discovery was made by the user Bar_Har .
At the 35:52 timestamp in the video, multiple decks are set up on multiple podiums, each displaying different games such as Death Stranding and Minecraft on screen . At the top of the screen, Bar_Har marked the one that stands out especially because it depicts Genshin Impact.
There are now thousands of compatible games on Steam Deck that are either fully certified or at least playable, and the number is constantly growing. Many people will be happy to be able to play miHoYo’s open-world RPG on a device if Valve decides to officially support it, because the system is capable of running other games through emulation.
At the time of this writing, nothing has officially confirmed the situation. While there are currently workarounds to run the game on a deck, players risk being banned if they do so.
Genshin Impact is currently only available for PC via direct download or the Epic Games Store, so the game will likely need to be released on Steam before Valve’s portable will officially support it.