As reported by Reuters, it appears that Microsoft is in search of his Genshin Impact and, for that reason, is scouting teams in China to find one production that can somehow rival with the colossus of MiHoYo.
Genshin Impact continues to be a great success but its presence, on consoles, is limited only to the PlayStation platforms, or PS4 and PS5, thanks to a exclusive agreement entered into with Sony.
The question is, however, rather mysterious, given that the game was announced at least for Nintendo Switch but traces of the latter version have been completely lost beyond a confirmation of its development status last May, suggesting a real exclusive console requested by Sony, although the precise terms of this agreement are not been disclosed.
In any case, Xbox is left without Genshin Impact and Microsoft, according to Reuters, would like to remedy this gap with another title on the action RPG genre with gacha elements, probably developed by another Asian team, given that this area seems to be the greatest forge of this type of games .
With over 4 billion dollars generated in two years of micro-transactions, it is understandable what the attractiveness of Genshin Impact is in the eyes of publishers. It is true that the vast majority of these purchases come from mobile platforms, but the game is always among the most played ever even on PS4 and PS5, in particular with regard to free-to-play titles.
According to Reuters, Microsoft now would like to find a counter move and would be actively looking for a rival among the productions underway at various Chinese teams, including indie, to be approached as eligible candidates for partnership agreements, pending any confirmations. In the meantime, Genshin Impact will update soon to Update 3.2, as we have seen between release date, Nahida banner and all the news presented during the recent livestream.