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Honkai: Star Rail’s PlayStation 5 version releases on Oct 11

By The Count - on 20 Sep 2023, 11:06pm

Honkai: Star Rail’s PlayStation 5 version releases on Oct 11

In a long-anticipated move, game developer HoYoverse has finally revealed the release date for its gacha game Honkai: Star Rail on the PlayStation 5. The announcement came during Sony's recent State of Play event, where it was confirmed that the game would make its console debut on October 11. Initially launched for PC and mobile platforms on April 26th of this year, this marks the game's first foray into the console realm.

The forthcoming PS5 release of Honkai: Star Rail is likely to align with the game's Version 1.4 update. Although unconfirmed, the timing of October 11 fits perfectly with HoYoverse's regular six-week update cycle.

HoYoverse continues to draw players into its ecosystem despite a business model that leans on gacha-based monetisation strategies. Much like its sister game Genshin Impact, Honkai: Star Rail has proven that high-quality, engaging gameplay can exist side by side with controversial revenue-generation tactics. Both titles have turned heads for their quality, setting them apart in a crowded market teeming with free-to-play options. Honkai: Star Rail specifically has gained recognition as a turn-based sci-fi RPG that offers a polished gaming experience, and many have found themselves engrossed since its initial release on PC and mobile earlier this year.

Although the game has only been confirmed for the PS5, HoYoverse has yet to announce plans for a version on other consoles, including Xbox or Switch. This isn't entirely surprising given that even the massively successful Genshin Impact hasn't been ported to these platforms three years post-launch. Rumours of a potential PS4 port have also been circulating, but as of yet, there has been no official confirmation.

Looking ahead, HoYoverse is also in the process of developing their next title, Zenless Zone Zero. Although details are scarce, the game is slated for release on PC and mobile platforms, with no confirmed release window.

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