How to Link Genshin Impact PC to PS4 | βœ… An Alternative

Many players are asking how to link Genshin Impact PC to PS4, but it’s not possible. Unfortunately for all the PlayStation 4 players out there, you can’t enable cross-save between PC and PlayStation 4. However, we have one helpful alternative to cross-save that enables you to do the same thing. This is as follows.

Using the in-game cross-save feature is not possible for PC to PS4, however, you are able to leverage Remote Play. This does only work from PS4 to your PC and other devices, and not the other way around.

What is Remote Play?

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Remote Play is a feature that Sony has released for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro. It allows you to stream games from your PlayStation 4 to several other devices. Using this service, you can mimic cross-save in Genshin Impact exactly.

You can use Remote Play to stream games from your PlayStation 4 to any mobile device, a PC, Mac, and even your PlayStation Vita. If you want to play the game on your mobile anywhere else in the house, this feature is perfect. The game also runs extremely well on PlayStation Vita, so this is a great excuse to dust off your old handheld.

How do You Set up Remote Play?

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Setting up Remote Play on your PlayStation 4 is straightforward.

  1. Turn on your console
  2. Go to the settings.
  3. Scroll down until you come to the ‘Remote Play Connection Settings.
  4. Now check the boxes to enable Remote Play.

Now you need to install Remote Play on your PC or mobile device. You can get it here. Once it’s downloaded, you’ll need both your PlayStation 4 and your chosen device turned on at the same time to make the connection.

You’ll be asked to sign into the PlayStation Network. Do this using the same login you use on your PlayStation 4 console. If you’re on the same network as the console, your device should connect automatically.

As long as everything goes smoothly, this will allow you to access your PlayStation 4 from any device within the house. Now you can open Genshin Impact on your mobile device, PC, or PlayStation Vita, and continue where you left off.

If you’re at a different location though, and you want to use Remote Play to access Genshin Impact on your PlayStation 4, you’ll need to register manually.

How to Register Manually With Remote Play

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  1. Turn on your console
  2. Go to the settings.
  3. Scroll down until you come to the ‘Remote Play Connection Settings.
  4. Select ‘Add Device’
  5. Open Remote Play on the device you want to play on.
  6. Connect to your PlayStation 4 using the code displayed on your PlayStation 4’s screen.
  7. You should now be connected.

You will need to register manually if you’re not on the same network as your PlayStation 4. Go through the same process of opening up Remote Play, signing into your account, and then attempting to make the connection. Now you need to press the ‘Register Manually’ button. This is when you’ll be greeted with a screen asking for the code from your PlayStation 4.

On your PlayStation 4, navigate to the same Remote Play Connection Settings menu. Now select the option to ‘Add a Device.’ You should be greeted with a code.

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Type the code from your PlayStation 4 into the box on your PC or whatever device you’re trying to play on.

Now your PlayStation 4 is connected! You should be able to play any games and access everything you usually can on your PlayStation 4. If you’re on PC or Mac, you can even plug in your DualShock 4 controller and play games normally.

Why Use Remote Play?

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Remote Play is the only way to link Genshin Impact on PC to PS4. If you want to continue playing the version of the game that you’ve put dozens of hours into, then you need to use this system.

With it, you can play Genshin Impact on mobile devices or even your work PC. It’s a fantastic way to run up the game hours while on your break at work, as long as you don’t play for too long.

Why Isn’t There Any Cross-Save Between PC and PS4?

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Unfortunately, it’s not just Genshin Impact that has been hit by issues with cross-save. Sony is a notorious company when it comes to a lack of compatibility. Only in the last couple of years has it been possible to even play against players on other gaming systems from a PlayStation 4. Sony won’t make a change to this anytime soon, so Remote Play is the only alternative.

Finally, just to make the whole situation more confusing, you can play Genshin Impact on PlayStation 4 with players on other platforms. Online co-op is possible between PlayStation 4, mobile, and PC. You just can’t carry your progress from PlayStation 4 to any other device. If you’re on PlayStation 4 and want to play with your friends, don’t worry about being left out. Use our guide for playing with friends in Genshin Impact here and keep the fun going.

Conclusion

That’s all there is to know about cross-save between PC and PlayStation 4 in Genshin Impact. We’re sorry that you can’t play across multiple devices from a PlayStation 4, but hope that our alternative softens the blow. Let us know if there’s anything we’ve missed in the comments.

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