Honkai: Star Rail is the highly-anticipated new sci-fi adventure from miHoYo. If you’re wondering where you know that developer’s name from, it’s the team behind Genshin Impact, the hit action role-playing game that took the world by storm starting in 2020. Those interested in journeying to the stars will need to know if they have a system that can play the game when it’s ready for release, as Honkai: Star Rail won’t appear on all of the same platforms as Genshin Impact. Let’s take a look at where you can hop onto the rail.
What platforms will Honkai: Star Rail release on?
The three confirmed platforms for Honkai: Star Rail at launch are Android, iOS, and PC. Honkai: Star Rail is already playable on those devices, as they have hosted the Honkai: Star Rail closed betas in the past, and they were part of the recent final beta test. Those who sign-up should also pay attention to the minimum hardware specs required for Honkai: Star Rail, as not all computers or smart devices will be able to run the game.
Sony and miHoYo have confirmed that Honkai: Star Rail will be coming to PlayStation in the future. However, at the time of writing, it’s unclear when this will happen. It’s possible that the game will be released simultaneously across all platforms on April 26, but without concrete details from miHoYo, we’re hesitant to say that this is the case. When the game does come to PlayStation, it’s likely going to be a PS5 exclusive considering where we are in the console’s lifecycle and the improved quality of the visuals and content in Honkai: Star Rail compared to Genshin Impact.
The biggest question involves Honkai: Star Rail appearing on the Nintendo Switch, as Genshin Impact was announced for the system in 2020, but it still lacks a release window. A Genshin Impact port on the Nintendo Switch would print money for everyone involved, so its absence is puzzling, with many fans assuming that hardware issues are the reason for the delay. If technical problems are why the Switch can’t run Genshin Impact, the same could be true for Honkai: Star Rail.