The game developed by the Chinese company miHoYo censors words like Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Falun Gong.
There is no doubt that Genshin Impact has been one of the most interesting phenomena in video games this fall, a title that has already been described as one of the most important global releases in the history of games developed in China . Although most of it is good news when talking about this title that took lovers of third-person adventure games by surprise, the game is not completely free of controversy. Users have turned to social networks to accuse the game of censorship , a case that manifests itself in a function that the chat has to automatically hide words such as Taiwan, Hong Kong, Kong and Falun Gong , as well as the names Putin, Hitler, Stalin , among others.
Due to Genshin Impact censoring the words Taiwan and Hong Kong in the in-game chat I will no longer be posting about the game.
— Kazuma Hashimoto (@JusticeKazzy_) October 6, 2020
Being a game that comes from China, it is no surprise that developers have to abide by the strong censorship trends that come from the regulations of the government of that country. Recall that censorship in China has hit other products such as Animal Crossing: New Horizons , a title that was withdrawn from digital stores in that country after Hong Kong activists have resorted to Nintendo’s title as a way to spread their protests.
Outside of this controversy, Genshin Impact enjoys great success. The miHoYo game surpassed 10 million launch downloads , and 17 million mobile downloads with potential earnings of $ 50 million.