'Genshin Impact' is hands-down the hottest mobile game out right now

People are basically funneling money into this "free" open-world RPG.

Every once in a while there's a mobile game that's just absolutely too big to ignore. Right now, that game is indisputably Genshin Impact.

Genshin Impact, from Chinese game developers miHoYo, is a (technically) free-to-play open-world action role-playing game for iOS, Android, Windows, and PlayStation 4 that utilizes "gacha" mechanics — a style of game that relies on players spending real-life money to attain items or level up. And boy, are people spending.