Genshin Impact released on September 28 on PC, PlayStation 4, and mobile devices as a free-to-play open-world adventure title. While many gamers were hesitant to try the game due to the stigma surrounding free-to-play mobile titles, Genshin Impact managed to break the mold of consumer expectations. Compared heavily to Zelda: Breath of the Wild for its approach to exploration and more, Genshin Impact offers a ton of content for the low price of $0. Genshin Impact developers MiHoYo have announced that even more content is on its way.
The next three updates have already been revealed by MiHoYo. Update version 1.1 will arrive on November 11 which will bring with it the Unreconciled Stars event. Version 1.2 will arrive on December 23 and will feature a map expansion unveiling the region of Dragonspine. Version 1.3 will arrive sometime in February 2021 and will introduce the Lantern Rite event series. Additionally, different festivals will be held in different cities in Genshin Impact. Mondstadt and Liyue will hold separate events that center around the god of that region.
These regular updates are a great way to keep Genshin Impact feeling fresh, and the way MiHoYo is handling in-game events makes the world of Treyvat feel more like a real place. The idea of having different regions of Treyvat celebrate different holidays mimics the real world, and it makes the holidays and cities feel more special. Hopefully, MiHoYo can maintain its planned updates every six weeks so that Genshin Impact can continue to feel as magical as it did on day one.