Genshin Impact’s map and character roster will expand with future updates

If you’ve just started your journey through the gorgeous world of Teyvat, you might well be wondering whether a major Genshin Impact update is in the works. Well, developer miHoYo has now shared its plans with IGN Japan to add new characters, locations, and more to its hit open-world RPG. With Genshin Impact being a live service game, miHoYo sees the vanilla version as a “first step” towards a more expansive experience.

You can expect to see the game’s character roster grow beyond the initial 20 heroes, and more side quests and character-specific missions will arrive in future updates. On top of that, miHoYo has announced that a third major city environment is in development. This would greatly expand Genshin Impact’s world, which currently features two primary locations: Mondstadt and Liyue.

With next-gen consoles just around the corner, it doesn’t come as too great a surprise to hear that a next-gen version of Genshin Impact is being planned. This seemingly won’t be a simple port, with miHoYo’s spokesperson stating that “future visual improvements” are being discussed.

Here’s a recent gameplay trailer:

If you’re an Xbox fan, you might be feeling a little left out. Unfortunately, that won’t change anytime soon, as miHoYo has confirmed that it currently has no plans to bring Genshin Impact to Microsoft’s consoles. If you really want to see what all the fuss is about, you can grab it now from the App Store or Google Play.

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