Genshin Impact – A Runaway Success


Back in the day, there was no such thing as a free game aside from lending from your pals. However, in modern gaming, there is an abundance of free to play titles on the market that offer amazing experiences for no cost of admission whatsoever. You have super successful titles such as Rocket League, Fortnite, Hyperscape, Spellbound and COD: Warzone to name but a few. However, it seems that there is a new game which has taken the free to play market by storm. Genshin Impact – A Runaway Success

Genshin Impact, a game produced by MiHoYo studios, launched on the 28th of September after a much-anticipated arrival to PS4, PC, Android and IOS.

The Breath Of The Wild inspired title has seen 17 million players download the title on just mobile devices alone, with many more jumping into this title on consoles too. This shows just how exciting this free to play title is and perhaps MiHoYo can use this popularity to gain momentum and have the game’s life span stretch long into the next generation of gaming.

App Annie Comes Through With The Stats

This news comes through a tweet delivered by App Annie, a mobile data analytics platform. Through their own system, they were able to combine the total downloads across all mobile platforms and confirm that at least 17 million downloads have been made. They don’t make it clear how popular the game has been on each respective platform but regardless, these figures show that the game is incredibly popular amongst the mobile gaming community as a whole.

We are still unaware of the total downloads that have been made on PS4 and PC at the point. However, we can say with some confidence that the owners of these consoles will have been keen to see what the deal was with this title, especially since neither platform has access to Breath of the Wild. So Genshin Impact is the next best thing.

What is Genshin Impact?

Genshin Impact is a new open-world RPG adventure set in the fictional land of Teyvat. You take control of a traveller of unknown origin who is searching for their lost sibling. From there, the player will meet interesting characters, travel to regions based on real world continents, uncover the secrets of Teyvat and it’s gods. Plus, you’ll be able to form your own destiny and build your character in your own image. The mechanics of the game are rather similar to popular switch title The Legend Of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. However, the aesthetic is more akin to popular anime and manga.

What’s next for Genshin Impact?

MiHoYo look set to tweak and improve the quality of this title as time goes on. Ensuring that players continue to play this title and have plenty of content to explore. A new update is set to drop imminently according to a recent leak which will see improvements to the already popular title. It is rumoured that these changes will relate to the gacha rolling system and add new eight-player dungeon and quests for players to sink their teeth into.

Regardless of what the future holds for this title, it’s clear that it’s already attracted quite a lot of attention. So let’s hope that the game can retain its fan base and become a permanent fixture of gaming culture.

That’s our rundown on the runaway success of Genshin Impact – A Runaway Success. What have you thought of the game so far? Do you think it’s BOTW rip off? Do you think it has the potential to be a massive franchise in gaming? Let us know in the comments and as always, thank you for reading.

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