Genshin Impact, the free-to-play action RPG from MiHoYo had grossed more than $100 million since its debut two weeks ago. According to official reports, the video game has seen immense success in China, Japan, Korea and the US.
Due to its huge popularity, many industry experts have hailed Genshin Impact as the most successful original IP from a Chinese developer. Genshin Impact supposedly cost around $100 million to develop. However, the Chinese video game has already recouped the amount and is now making profits. As per business analysts, the free-to-play RPG will soon cross the $150 million mark and go well beyond that figure. The game’s popularity keeps rising across international markets, and we see no signs of slowing down yet.
In case you’re wondering how a free-to-play game is grossing such huge figures in just two weeks, we have got you covered. Genshin Impact is free-to-download and play; however, it has implemented a gacha-like system that funds the video game. Gacha games offer gambling loot boxes that players can get for actual money. Although the loot boxes are not entirely necessary, they have to be bought and used to make progress in-game.
The video game has not been exempt from controversies either. Genshin Impact has been widely criticised for promoting gambling culture in gaming. Furthermore, many have accused it of taking advantage of people’s gambling addictions. Genshin Impact recently courted controversy yet again when players pointed out that the game had been censoring words like Taiwan, Hong Kong etc.
Genshin Impact is an action RPG free-to-play video game. Taking place in the fictional world of Teyvat, the game features a vast open-world environment in which players are free to explore. Players start with a character of their choice. However, the game also allows players to switch characters. Throughout the game, players have to take part in various battles. The battle system is based on elemental magic, and players are required to choose an element at the start of the game.
In related news, Genshin Impact will get two updates in the following two months. The developers will add a minor update that fixes the game’s bugs and includes patches in November. Another major update that will expand the game’s story and the setting is scheduled for a December release.