The highly anticipated Honkai: Star Rail should be ready for release in 2023, as sign-ups for the game’s last closed beta test have started. Those looking to go to the stars in miHoYo’s next sci-fi adventure will need to know if they have a system capable of playing the game when it becomes available, since Honkai: Star Rail will not be available on all of the same platforms as Genshin Impact.
Honkai: Star Rail will be available on which platforms?
Honkai: Star Rail will be available on Android, iOS, and PC upon launch. Honkai: Star Rail is already playable on those platforms, which have previously hosted Honkai: Star Rail closed betas, and they will be included in the next final beta test, which will begin on February 10. Those who sign up should also keep in mind the minimal hardware requirements for Honkai: Star Rail, since not all PCs or smart devices will be able to run the game.
Fans have asked on social media whether Honkai: Star Rail would be released on other platforms in the future. Honkai: Star Rail has only been announced for PC and mobile phones, but PS4 and PS5 adaptations seem a given given Genshin Impact’s success on those platforms, while an Xbox port appears improbable given Genshin Impact’s lack of confirmation for any of Microsoft’s home consoles.
The greatest unknown is whether Honkai: Star Rail will be released on the Nintendo Switch, since Genshin Impact was confirmed for the console in 2020 but has yet to be released. A Genshin Impact version for the Nintendo Switch would make everyone happy, thus its absence is perplexing, with many fans speculating that hardware concerns are to blame. If the Switch is unable to run Genshin Impact due to technical issues, the same might be said about Honkai: Star Rail.