In a recent presentation, The CEO of HoYoverse Haoyu Cai revealed how many Genshin characters they plan to release per year.
Genshin Impact is an Open World Action RPG game developed by Mihoyo. It is mostly free to play with a gacha monetization system. Players need to spend real money to wish for their favorite characters and weapons from banners.
As this is the main way for Mihoyo to earn money, they need to design Genshin characters with special care. So, players are incentivized to pull for the characters they like and spend money. We already know they do just that because every Genshin Impact character is very well designed with an intriguing backstory. Also, they are enjoyable to play.
Usually, in every new Genshin patch, we see Mihoyo introduce a new character. So, it’s actually quite admirable that Mihoyo can dish out so many beautifully designed characters in such short periods. In 2021 the current President of Mihoyo, Haoyu Cai, revealed their philosophy behind Genshin character design. He also revealed how many Genshin characters they plan to release each year during this presentation.
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How Many Genshin Characters Per Year:
In the presentation, Haoyu Cai talked about their philosophy behind designing an Anime Open World game. He also spoke about how the characters are one of the most essential aspects of Genshin Impact. He said, “Character are one of the most desired content for our players”.
Then, at around 7 minutes and 10 seconds into the video, he said,
“We expect to add about approximately 17 characters per year”
This statement checks out because, since the release of Genshin Impact, it’s been 1.5 years, and Mihoyo released around 27 new characters excluding the ones released on launch.
He then used Xiao as an example to show how the Genshin Impact team goes about designing a new character. You can watch the full video for more information about the Genshin Impact and its development.
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