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''Genshin Impact'' began its development in January 2017 with the working title "Honkai 4."<ref>维权骑士品牌馆|游戏 (January 19, 2019). [https://k.sina.com.cn/article_6544033401_1860e067904800fjj3.html?from=game#/ 米哈游接受东方卫视采访,或透露崩坏四制作花絮!]. Sina Weibo. Retrieved July 21, 2022.</ref><ref>bili_87857041 (January 16, 2019). [https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV1Mt411p7j2 【崩坏3】大伟哥接受电视采访miHoYo创业历程]. Bilibili. Retrieved August 1, 2022.</ref> At that time, producer Haoyu Cai ({{Lang|zh=蔡浩宇|mini=1}}) considered creating a new project to enhance miHoYo's core research and development capabilities and present products with significant quality improvement to players in the future. The idea of creating an open-world game came out of that. During the next seven months, the team tried several prototypes. After Cai played {{w|Nintendo}}'s ''{{w| The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild}}'', the team took inspiration from the game's world exploration experience. Other inspirations came from the random events of ''{{w|Grand Theft Auto}}'', the strategy of ''{{w|Divinity: Original Sin}}'', and game developer {{w|Naughty Dog}}.<ref name="CaiLetter>>原神 (June 25, 2019). [https://ys.mihoyo.com/main/news/detail/545 原神制作组致玩家的一封信]. ys.mihoyo.com. Retrieved July 21, 2022.</ref>
 
''Genshin Impact'' began its development in January 2017 with the working title "Honkai 4."<ref>维权骑士品牌馆|游戏 (January 19, 2019). [https://k.sina.com.cn/article_6544033401_1860e067904800fjj3.html?from=game#/ 米哈游接受东方卫视采访,或透露崩坏四制作花絮!]. Sina Weibo. Retrieved July 21, 2022.</ref><ref>bili_87857041 (January 16, 2019). [https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV1Mt411p7j2 【崩坏3】大伟哥接受电视采访miHoYo创业历程]. Bilibili. Retrieved August 1, 2022.</ref> At that time, producer Haoyu Cai ({{Lang|zh=蔡浩宇|mini=1}}) considered creating a new project to enhance miHoYo's core research and development capabilities and present products with significant quality improvement to players in the future. The idea of creating an open-world game came out of that. During the next seven months, the team tried several prototypes. After Cai played {{w|Nintendo}}'s ''{{w| The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild}}'', the team took inspiration from the game's world exploration experience. Other inspirations came from the random events of ''{{w|Grand Theft Auto}}'', the strategy of ''{{w|Divinity: Original Sin}}'', and game developer {{w|Naughty Dog}}.<ref name="CaiLetter>>原神 (June 25, 2019). [https://ys.mihoyo.com/main/news/detail/545 原神制作组致玩家的一封信]. ys.mihoyo.com. Retrieved July 21, 2022.</ref>
   
The production team initially had 150 people. They faced the difficulty of creating an open world, so it grew to 300 people by mid-2019,<ref name="CaiLetter"/> then 500 by April 2020,<ref>Genshin Impact (April 12, 2020). [https://genshin.hoyoverse.com/en/news/detail/3050 To the Travelers of Genshin Impact]. genshin.hoyoverse.com. Retrieved July 23, 2022.</ref> and then 700 by February 2021.<ref>GameLook (February 23, 2021). [https://news.16p.com/880822.html 米哈游去年创收50亿,CEO蔡浩宇:想做10亿人生活的虚拟世界]. GameRes游资网. Retrieved July 21, 2022.</ref> Originally, two years were given for production but got extended by year. The research and development cost of the project began with $25 million and then exceeded $100 million, which was recouped two weeks after the game's release.<ref name="GoogleAward">新快报 (December 24, 2020). [https://k.sina.cn/article_1652484947_627eeb53020013avf.html?from=news&subch=onews 刘伟做客谷歌,讲述米哈游和《原神》的故事]. Sina Weibo. Retrieved July 6, 2022.</ref><ref>Jonathan Bolding (October 12, 2020). [https://www.pcgamer.com/grossing-over-dollar100m-genshin-impact-recoups-development-costs-in-two-weeks/ Grossing over $100m, Genshin Impact recoups development costs in two weeks]. PC Gamer. Retrieved July 22, 2022.</ref> Much of the game's budget got invested in music production. Yu-Peng Chen ({{Lang|zh=陈宇鹏|mini=1}}), also known as Zhiyi Chen ({{Lang|zh=陈致逸|mini=1}}), joined the [[HOYO-MiX]] team as the music producer and composed the scores for the Mondstadt and Liyue regions.<ref>Genshin Impact (June 5, 2020). [https://genshin.hoyoverse.com/m/en/news/detail/5000 Developer Insight #3 - Behind the Music of Genshin Impact (1)]. genshin.hoyoverse.com. Retrieved July 23, 2022.</ref>
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The production team initially had 150 people. They faced the difficulty of creating an open world, so it grew to 300 people by mid-2019,<ref name="CaiLetter"/> then 500 by April 2020,<ref>Genshin Impact (April 12, 2020). [https://genshin.hoyoverse.com/en/news/detail/3050 To the Travelers of Genshin Impact]. genshin.hoyoverse.com. Retrieved July 23, 2022.</ref> and then 700 by February 2021.<ref>GameLook (February 23, 2021). [https://news.16p.com/880822.html 米哈游去年创收50亿,CEO蔡浩宇:想做10亿人生活的虚拟世界]. GameRes游资网. Retrieved July 21, 2022.</ref> Originally, two years were given for production but got extended by year. The research and development cost of the project began with $25 million and then exceeded $100 million, which was recouped two weeks after the game's release.<ref name="GoogleAward">新快报 (December 24, 2020). [https://k.sina.cn/article_1652484947_627eeb53020013avf.html?from=news&subch=onews 刘伟做客谷歌,讲述米哈游和《原神》的故事]. Sina Weibo. Retrieved July 6, 2022.</ref><ref>Jonathan Bolding (October 12, 2020). [https://www.pcgamer.com/grossing-over-dollar100m-genshin-impact-recoups-development-costs-in-two-weeks/ Grossing over $100m, Genshin Impact recoups development costs in two weeks]. PC Gamer. Retrieved July 22, 2022.</ref> Much of the game's budget got invested in music production. Yu-Peng Chen ({{Lang|zh=陈宇鹏|mini=1}}), also known as Zhiyi Chen ({{Lang|zh=陈致逸|mini=1}}), joined the [[HOYO-MiX]] team as a music producer and composed the scores for the Mondstadt and Liyue regions.<ref>Genshin Impact (June 5, 2020). [https://genshin.hoyoverse.com/m/en/news/detail/5000 Developer Insight #3 - Behind the Music of Genshin Impact (1)]. genshin.hoyoverse.com. Retrieved July 23, 2022.</ref>
   
 
''Genshin Impact'' had its [[Version 0.0.1|first beta testing]] in June 2019, focused on core gameplay mechanisms and the Mondstadt region.<ref>[https://genshin.hoyoverse.com/en/news/detail/570 A Thank You to Our Travelers, and What is Yet to Come]. genshin.hoyoverse.com. Retrieved July 21, 2022.</ref> In early 2020, the overseas promotion of the game got affected by the {{w|COVID-19 pandemic}}. Development also got delayed by a month as working from home was almost impossible, and employees could not access office equipment.<ref>宋奇波 (March 15, 2020). [https://static.zhoudaosh.com/files/cnews/2020/20200315/518D4E4A910A13A3D1E2BC536AADA702EFE551C1EDC72EB2787DF2D25B5A4DF4/4.html 米哈游总裁:疫情对游戏行业的利好只在一时]. zhoudaosh.com. Retrieved July 22, 2022.</ref> The [[Version 0.7.1|second beta testing]] came in March and featured Liyue, and then the [[Version 0.9.9|third beta testing]] came in July. The game got released on September 28, 2020 <ref>Genshin Impact (August 17, 2020). [https://genshin.hoyoverse.com/en/news/detail/5109 On September 28, let's go on an adventure!]. genshin.hoyoverse.com. Retrieved July 22, 2022.</ref> for the Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Android, and iOS platforms.
 
''Genshin Impact'' had its [[Version 0.0.1|first beta testing]] in June 2019, focused on core gameplay mechanisms and the Mondstadt region.<ref>[https://genshin.hoyoverse.com/en/news/detail/570 A Thank You to Our Travelers, and What is Yet to Come]. genshin.hoyoverse.com. Retrieved July 21, 2022.</ref> In early 2020, the overseas promotion of the game got affected by the {{w|COVID-19 pandemic}}. Development also got delayed by a month as working from home was almost impossible, and employees could not access office equipment.<ref>宋奇波 (March 15, 2020). [https://static.zhoudaosh.com/files/cnews/2020/20200315/518D4E4A910A13A3D1E2BC536AADA702EFE551C1EDC72EB2787DF2D25B5A4DF4/4.html 米哈游总裁:疫情对游戏行业的利好只在一时]. zhoudaosh.com. Retrieved July 22, 2022.</ref> The [[Version 0.7.1|second beta testing]] came in March and featured Liyue, and then the [[Version 0.9.9|third beta testing]] came in July. The game got released on September 28, 2020 <ref>Genshin Impact (August 17, 2020). [https://genshin.hoyoverse.com/en/news/detail/5109 On September 28, let's go on an adventure!]. genshin.hoyoverse.com. Retrieved July 22, 2022.</ref> for the Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Android, and iOS platforms.

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Overview
More information: Genshin Impact

Genshin Impact (Chinese: 原神 Yuánshén) is a free-to-play action role-playing game developed and published by miHoYo Co., Ltd. Outside of China, the publisher is miHoYo's subsidiary Cognosphere Pte., Ltd. d/b/a HoYoverse.

The game features a fantasy open-world environment and action based combat system using elemental magic, character switching, and gacha monetization system for players to obtain new characters, weapons, and other resources. The game can only be played with an internet connection and features a limited multiplayer mode allowing up to four players in a world.

Gameplay

Players explore the game's large fantasy world, called Teyvat, with over 40 characters and various points of interest spread across the map. The game features an action combat playstyle that allows the player to swap between 4 individual characters in a party to quickly combo attacks. Single-player gameplay is the focus of the game, with Co-Op Mode available for certain activities.

Each character has two unique combat skills: an Elemental Skill and an Elemental Burst. The Elemental Skill can be used at any time except for the cooldown period immediately after use, while the Elemental Burst has an Energy Cost, requiring the user to amass sufficient Energy first.

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Characters have control over one of seven natural elements: Anemo, Cryo, Dendro, Electro, Geo, Hydro, and Pyro. Combining these elements using Elemental Reactions is encouraged to quickly defeat enemies.


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Players can venture inside Domains, temple-like instances scattered across the map, to complete the challenges within and obtain either one-time rewards or certain materials required for character development. Once characters are properly geared, players can choose to enter the Spiral Abyss, a special type of Domain consisting of different floors of combat challenges.

Cooking and crafting are other significant aspects of Genshin Impact's gameplay. Players gather many resources in the course of their adventure, some of which can be turned into dishes via cooking, and potions and ascension materials via crafting. Dishes can regenerate characters' health, boost attack or defensive abilities, and decrease stamina consumption, while potions can increase a character's resistance against or damage for an element.

Further progression in the game unlocks the Housing system, known as the Serenitea Pot, in which players can create furnishings and place them in a realm layout, gaining access to rewards and level-up materials.

The Fishing system allows players to catch fish, which can be displayed in the Serenitea Pot, exchanged at each nation's Fishing Association for rewards, or processed into fish as a cooking ingredient.

Story

Setting

The story of Genshin Impact takes place in the world of Teyvat which is home to seven major nations: Mondstadt, Liyue, Inazuma, Sumeru, Fontaine, Natlan, and Snezhnaya. These nations are ruled over by deities known as Archons, part of a group of gods called The Seven. Each Archon is associated with one of the seven elements of Teyvat, which are also reflected in their nation's landscape and culture. For example, the nation of Mondstadt is ruled over by Barbatos the Anemo Archon, and so the element of wind is an important symbol known by its people. Apart from the seven nations, there was the nation of Khaenri'ah that lived independently from the authority of gods.

Celestia is the main heavenly body that presides over Teyvat and is in direct connection with The Seven. A floating island seen in the sky is believed to be it, allegedly the home to gods and also mortals who have ascended to godhood. Humans that are granted Visions, magical gems that grant bearers the ability to command elemental power, are called "allogenes" — ones with the potential to reach godhood.

While gods rule, the nations also have their own human governing bodies: the Knights of Favonius to Mondstadt, the Qixing to Liyue, and the Shogunate to Inazuma.

Plot

A pair of "star traveler" twins who visit different worlds arrive in the world of Teyvat and witness the destruction of the nation of Khaenri'ah. While attempting to flee the chaos, an unnamed god blocks their path and separates them: she captures one and seals away the power of the other. The sealed twin (known as the "Traveler") awakens five hundred years later and meets Paimon, who becomes their companion. For months, they travel together and then make their way to Mondstadt. There, they begin the search for the Traveler's missing sibling.

Characters

As Paimon and the Traveler are on their way to Mondstadt, they meet Amber of the Knights of Favonius — she had been scouting monster camps nearby. After brief questioning, she offers to escort the duo to the city after completing her tasks. Later, a dragon dubbed "Stormterror" attacks Mondstadt, and the Traveler gets caught by one of his whirlwinds. The Traveler manages to fend off the dragon and catches the attention of the Knights of Favonius. They become acquainted with other members: Acting Grand Master Jean, Cavalry Captain Kaeya, and resident librarian Lisa. (Amber, Kaeya, and Lisa are the three free playable characters the player would obtain in the game.) The Traveler agrees to help the Knights resolve the ongoing crisis and gains more allies: Venti, a local bard who wants to help the dragon, and wine tycoon Diluc.

Development and Release

Genshin Impact began its development in January 2017 with the working title "Honkai 4."[1][2] At that time, producer Haoyu Cai (蔡浩宇) considered creating a new project to enhance miHoYo's core research and development capabilities and present products with significant quality improvement to players in the future. The idea of creating an open-world game came out of that. During the next seven months, the team tried several prototypes. After Cai played Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the team took inspiration from the game's world exploration experience. Other inspirations came from the random events of Grand Theft Auto, the strategy of Divinity: Original Sin, and game developer Naughty Dog.[3]

The production team initially had 150 people. They faced the difficulty of creating an open world, so it grew to 300 people by mid-2019,[3] then 500 by April 2020,[4] and then 700 by February 2021.[5] Originally, two years were given for production but got extended by year. The research and development cost of the project began with $25 million and then exceeded $100 million, which was recouped two weeks after the game's release.[6][7] Much of the game's budget got invested in music production. Yu-Peng Chen (陈宇鹏), also known as Zhiyi Chen (陈致逸), joined the HOYO-MiX team as a music producer and composed the scores for the Mondstadt and Liyue regions.[8]

Genshin Impact had its first beta testing in June 2019, focused on core gameplay mechanisms and the Mondstadt region.[9] In early 2020, the overseas promotion of the game got affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Development also got delayed by a month as working from home was almost impossible, and employees could not access office equipment.[10] The second beta testing came in March and featured Liyue, and then the third beta testing came in July. The game got released on September 28, 2020 [11] for the Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Android, and iOS platforms.

The game was made available for PlayStation 5 on April 28, 2021 with enhanced textures and faster loading times compared to PlayStation 4.[12] Later, it got released on the Epic Games Store for Windows users on June 9.[13]

System Requirements

Computer
Recommended Configuration
  • Operating system: Windows 7 SP1 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, or Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 equivalent or higher
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and higher
  • DirectX version: 11
  • Storage: Reserve 30 GB for space
Minimum Configuration
  • Operating system: Windows 7 SP1 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit or Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 or equivalent
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 1030 and higher
  • DirectX version: 11
  • Storage: Reserve 30 GB for space
Android
Recommended Configuration
  • CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Kirin 810 and above
  • RAM: 4 GB and above
  • Recommended system: Android 8.1 and above
Supported Configuration
  • Compatibility requirements: Arm v8a 64-bit device
  • Memory: 3 GB and above
  • Supported system: Android 7.0 or above
  • Storage: Reserve 8 GB for space
iOS
Recommended Configuration
  • iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone SE (2nd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad mini (5th generation), iPad Pro (2nd generation) 12.9 inches, iPad Pro (2nd generation) 10.5 inches, iPad Pro (3rd generation) 11 inches, iPad Pro (3rd generation) 12.9 inches, iPad Pro (4th generation) 11 inches, iPad Pro (4th generation) 12.9 inches
  • Supported system: iOS 9.0 and above
  • Storage: Reserve 8 GB for space
PlayStation 4
Recommended Configuration
  • PlayStation®4, PlayStation®4 Slim, PlayStation®4 Pro
  • Storage: Reserve 30 GB for space

Gallery

External Links

Language Links
Global Official Website
English Discord, Discord (Tavern), Facebook, Instagram, Reddit, TikTok, Twitch, Twitter, YouTube
Chinese (Simplified) Bilibili, YouTube, Douyin, DouYu, miHoYo BBS, Sina Weibo, TapTap
Chinese (Traditional) Discord, Facebook, Twitter
Japanese Twitter, YouTube
Korean Facebook, Naver Cafe, Twitter, YouTube
Spanish Facebook, Twitter
French Facebook, Twitter
Russian Facebook, TikTok, Twitter, VK
Thai Facebook
Vietnamese Facebook
German Facebook
Indonesian Facebook
Portuguese Facebook, TikTok

Other Languages

LanguageOfficial NameLiteral Meaning
EnglishGenshin Impact[Note 1]
Chinese
(Simplified)
原神
Yuánshén
Original God
Japaneseげんしん
Genshin
Original God
Korean원신
Wonshin
Original God
  1. The term "Genshin" has not been used in the English localization apart from its title. In East Asian languages, the word was used for the term "allogene," which refers to a Vision bearer who has the potential to become a god.

References

  1. 维权骑士品牌馆|游戏 (January 19, 2019). 米哈游接受东方卫视采访,或透露崩坏四制作花絮!. Sina Weibo. Retrieved July 21, 2022.
  2. bili_87857041 (January 16, 2019). 【崩坏3】大伟哥接受电视采访miHoYo创业历程. Bilibili. Retrieved August 1, 2022.
  3. 3.0 3.1 >原神 (June 25, 2019). 原神制作组致玩家的一封信. ys.mihoyo.com. Retrieved July 21, 2022.
  4. Genshin Impact (April 12, 2020). To the Travelers of Genshin Impact. genshin.hoyoverse.com. Retrieved July 23, 2022.
  5. GameLook (February 23, 2021). 米哈游去年创收50亿,CEO蔡浩宇:想做10亿人生活的虚拟世界. GameRes游资网. Retrieved July 21, 2022.
  6. 新快报 (December 24, 2020). 刘伟做客谷歌,讲述米哈游和《原神》的故事. Sina Weibo. Retrieved July 6, 2022.
  7. Jonathan Bolding (October 12, 2020). Grossing over $100m, Genshin Impact recoups development costs in two weeks. PC Gamer. Retrieved July 22, 2022.
  8. Genshin Impact (June 5, 2020). Developer Insight #3 - Behind the Music of Genshin Impact (1). genshin.hoyoverse.com. Retrieved July 23, 2022.
  9. A Thank You to Our Travelers, and What is Yet to Come. genshin.hoyoverse.com. Retrieved July 21, 2022.
  10. 宋奇波 (March 15, 2020). 米哈游总裁:疫情对游戏行业的利好只在一时. zhoudaosh.com. Retrieved July 22, 2022.
  11. Genshin Impact (August 17, 2020). On September 28, let's go on an adventure!. genshin.hoyoverse.com. Retrieved July 22, 2022.
  12. Zhenzhong Yi (April 16, 2021). Genshin Impact launches on PS5 April 28, brings 4K support, enhanced textures, and more. PlayStation.Blog. Retrieved August 6, 2022.
  13. Genshin Impact (June 2, 2021). Genshin Impact Is Officially Coming to the Epic Games Store. Facebook. Retrieved August 6, 2022.

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