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Will Genshin Impact Be Dead After Honkai Star Rail Releases

Will Honkai: Star Rail manage to dethrone Genshin Impact? Let's speculate!
Will Genshin Impact Be Dead After Honkai Star Rail Releases

Honkai: Star Rail is the newest RPG developed by Genshin Impact studio, HoYoverse. Unlike Genshin Impact, Honkai: Star Rail is a turn-based strategy game that requires players to build a team of four characters with different skills to take into battle. There are a lot of similarities between Honkai: Star Rail and Genshin Impact, including the art style, gacha system, and overall presentation. However, for as many similarities, there are just as many differences that set Honkai: Star Rail apart for, in some people's eyes, the better. 

Because of this, Honkai: Star Rail is claimed to be the Genshin Impact killer (despite coming from the same company.)

So, if you are looking for the answer to the question, 'will Genshin Impact be dead after Honkai: Star Rail releases,' we have the answers you need! Let's find out!

Will Genshin Impact Be Dead After Honkai Star Rail Releases

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Both Honkai Star Rail and Genshin Impact are developed by HoYoverse. (Picture: HoYoverse)

In short, no, Genshin Impact will not be dead after Honkai: Star Rail releases. Genshin Impact is one of the most popular RPGs out there and still turns over massive profits from its player base. Additionally, because HoYoverse also develops Genshin Impact, it is incredibly unlikely that they would release a new game just to stop producing content for the old game. From a business standpoint, it makes sense to keep both games running for as long as possible so long as there are still paying customers!

The general arguments in favor of Honkai: Star Rail killing Genshin Impact stem from the declining player base of the latter, the stagnation of engaging content, and the lack of any kind of challenge. 

However, if we check the active player count for Genshin Impact here, the game still has a consistent player count of around 60M-65M monthly active users! Regardless of whether you think the recent Genshin Impact content has been boring or not, HoYoverse is clearly doing something right to retain so many active members, even during a dry period! 

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Genshin Impact still has around 60M concurrent players. (Picture: HoYoverse)

Ultimately, Honkai: Star Rail and Genshin Impact are two very different games with two very different player experiences. Players who like turn-based games likely never picked up Genshin Impact, to begin with, and fans of action-based games will probably be bored playing a game like Honkai: Star Rail. Both games have their own place in the overwhelming HoYoverse anime RPG monopoly, so don't worry about your favorite title going anywhere anytime soon!

That is, until Zenless Zone Zero comes out, of course…