There is a piece of huge news brewing up for the fans of the popular RPG Genshin Impact. The President of miHoYo, Cai Haoyu, outlined the company’s upward trend. The company plans to create a complete virtual world that could accommodate at least one billion people by the year 2030 for miHoYo.
Genshin Impact is an open-world RPG that debuted in September 2020. The game earned a staggering $245 million in the first month of its launch propelling it up the grossing charts. Studies show that the mobile version is the one that is in the hot seat right now, owing to its ease of use and accessibility.
miHoYo plans to capitalize on its success with Genshin Impact
Speaking at an online video conference conducted via Zoom, Cai Haoyu declared that the company was planning to launch new products every 3-4 years. This is just an attempt to capitalize on their recent success. Every new product would be an iteration of the previous version. He further emphasized that this Genshin Impact was merely a “prototype” for the company’s planned magnum opus. This is a virtual world similar to the ones seen in the movies “Ready Player One” or “The Matrix”.
miHoYo to open a Research and Development center soon
The size of the team working at miHoYo has also doubled since 2014. With 2400 working on the miHoYo development roster, 700 of them dedicated to Genshin Impact alone. This combined with the massive success of Genshin Impact has encouraged the team to set up plans to open a Research and Development center in North America. This will be extending their base of operations. Cai also remarked that the company was keen on putting more effort into Artificial Intelligence-related research. This is being done so as to deliver top-notch content that meets the needs of the user.
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