Genshin Impact has been a smash hit since Chinese developer miHoYo unleashed it on the world in 2020. In that time, it’s become one of the highest-grossing games in the mobile space, accruing an estimated $6 million a day in its first two months from players hoping for rare drops from its pseudo-gambling gacha system.

The hype hit a boiling point last March when collaboration events with Kentucky Fried Chicken had to be shut down in China after massive crowds violated the country’s covid-19 prevention measures.

Dutch studio Guerrilla Games introduced Aloy to the world in 2017’s Horizon: Zero Dawn. A sequel, Horizon: Forbidden West, is currently in development for a possible 2021 release, though PlayStation Studios head Herman Hulst recently said he “isn’t quite certain” it can make its intended holiday launch window.


This crossover event is the first of its kind for Genshin Impact, but Aloy herself previously appeared as a playable character in (where else) Fortnite earlier this year.