Genshin Impact has been awarded Best Game of the Year award from Google Play. MiHoYo’s open world free to play game has managed to surpass other big surprises of the year like Among Us.
Any title crowned Best Game has to exceed expectations and deliver compelling, accessible, genre-defining experiences. Thankfully, this year’s winner does all this without missing a beat. Our Best Game of 2020 is Genshin Impact.
Bound through rolling fields and bustling cities, soaking up majestic views from towering heights. The vast open world of Teyvat is yours to explore as you gather a team of intrepid travelers and search for knowledge on commanding the elements. Genshin Impact blew us away with its sheer scale and ambition. Recruit characters and fight together in a richly detailed, utterly beautiful world. Combat is fast and fluid, with each fight a spectacle to behold. Quite simply, this is the best game we’ve played this year.
Certainly, the game released without major issues, across platforms, and free for all players. The game’s aesthetics are inspired by a recent classic, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, something that was in retrospect was a great strategy from the Chinese developer as the game looks great on portable devices and larger displays.
MiHoYo has confirmed that the free-to-play game has grossed over 100$ million. With the extra funds, the game will continue to expand with more cities, follow-up stories, new characters, and seasonal events through live-service updates to enrich the gameplay and exploration of the world of Teyvat.
Starting on December 23, Version 1.2 will feature a new area called Dragonspire, the new location will feature its own unique event. Version 1.3 will launch in February 2021 and will add the Lantern Rite event.
According to MiHoYo, the development team is confident to roll out a new version of the game every six weeks, those updates will add new activities and events that will reward participants with new items and experiences.
Genshin Impact will also arrive for Nintendo Switch later in 2021.
Source: Google Play