Honkai: Star Rail launches on PS5 next month

Hoyoverse Announces Launch of Honkai: Star Rail on PlayStation 5

Hoyoverse has revealed that Honkai: Star Rail will make its debut on PlayStation 5 on October 11, 2023. The awaited free-to-play turn-based RPG, developed by the creators of Genshin Impact, originally launched on PC and mobile in April and will now be available on the PS5 platform.

Features and Cross-Play Capabilities

Honkai: Star Rail will be accessible as a free download on PS5, offering cross-play capabilities and cross-progression. This means that players can seamlessly switch between playing on PC or mobile and continue their progress on console.

Exclusive Pre-Order Bundle

While the game will be released for free, players have the option to purchase a limited pre-order bundle, allowing them to pre-download the game before its official launch. The bundle includes exclusive in-game items such as two Star Rail Passes, 150,000 credits, and other goods to enhance character abilities and weapons.

Paid Pre-Downloads

This marks the first time Hoyoverse has introduced paid pre-downloads for Honkai: Star Rail. This option was previously available for PC and mobile users as a way to avoid the need to download a large game file on release day. The same approach was taken for the launch of Genshin Impact on PS5.

Pre-Registrations and Rewards

Pre-registrations are now open on the official website, offering players the opportunity to sign up and receive pre-registration rewards. Additionally, logging into the game upon release will grant players login rewards.

Gameplay and Characters

In Honkai: Star Rail, players will choose between two protagonists and embark on a galactic journey aboard the Astral Express. As they progress through the story, players will encounter other characters who can be added to their party and become playable.

The game incorporates a gacha system, where players can earn specific currency to obtain characters and weapons from the in-game store.

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