While triple-A console gaming was the highlight at the recently concluded Game Awards 2022, mobile gaming fans made their presence felt when Genshin Impact won the “Player’s Voice” award at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The popular mobile RPG managed to win the title after fans made their voices heard in the prize category, beating out SEGA’s Sonic Frontiers.
Other nominees for the category included the highly praised “God of War: Ragnarok” and “Elden Ring,” as well as the beloved indie “Stray.” Aside from Genshin Impact, not many mobile games were seen during the event.
Developed by MiHoYo Studios and released a few years ago, Genshin Impact is a free-to-play action RPG that combines elements of popular action-adventure games and strips them down to a more smartphone-friendly format, though it’s available on PC as well.
In other MiHoYo news, the studio has teased a upcoming action rpg noble “Zenless Zone Zero”, coming to PC and mobile devices. The studio also released a teaser video showing off the characters and a bit of the story, though no official release date has been mentioned as of yet.