Free-to-play games are the king of the hill right now. When we are taking a look at the gaming world in general we can see that there is a shift towards free-to-play games. The reason for this shift is obvious since microtransactions became an integral part of gaming. We started to see more and more free-to-play games. Today even the big companies are making F2P games, no one would have thought 5 years ago even Activision would switch to free-to-play titles. Of course, there are other reasons behind this, but there is one exception in F2P games and that is MMORPG games. Generally speaking, MMORPG games are not free-to-play the reason for this is the production costs. Of course, there are some titles such as Neverwinter, etc. But for most companies, the cons of having a F2P MMO is bigger than the pros. but there are some titles that try this. Today we will check Genshin Impact from miHoYo.
Genshin Impact takes place in a world called Teyvat. In this universe, some chosen people granted a gift from the Gods called Vision. This allows those individuals to control certain elements. These elements are Cryo, Dendro, Pyro, Hydro, Anemo, Electro, and Geo. The game begins with you searching for your sibling in Teyvat. Of course, you will be able to choose a male or a female character in the game. Genshin Impact is an open-world game, which means you will travel a lot. The developers are kind enough to think about different means of transportation even, gliding is included. Interestingly in the game players will be able to control different characters that they met on their journeys. Players will be able to unlock up to 30 different characters in the game.
Just like most of the MMO’s Genshin Impact characters will have two skills at their disposal. One of these skills will be normal skills usable at will, however, players will also have access to special skills. Special skills are not usable unless you have enough elemental energy reserves. Genshin Impact pays special interest to cooking in-game. Players will be able to create different meals to boost their abilities
Genshin Impact is done with the Unity Engine. The game was supposed to release in 2019 but because of certain delays and the global pandemic on top of it pushed the schedule until now. Genshin Impact will be available on PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, iOS, Android, and Nintendo Switch. The game also offers a crossplay feature which is amazing for an MMO. The game will have 10 languages available for players. An amazing feature of Genshin Impact will be the music since the game’s soundtracks are created by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and HOYO-MIX.
Genshin Impacts’ final closed beta already took place on June 2nd. The interesting part is whether the game will be released on the new consoles or will we see a release for the current generation? It is a tough choice since PS5 developers will have to upgrade the game if they want. Some games announced that their games Elder Scrolls Online will Be Upgraded for PS5. The developers announced that they were influenced by The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and the Grand Theft Auto series. Since console users on PS and Xbox wanted something like Zelda for ages we might finally get it.