It was about time! The wave of restrictions imposed by the Chinese government on all types of content would impact video games in one way or another and one of the most successful has had to make changes to stay in the market. We are talking about Genshin Impact, a game developed by the Chinese company miHoYo, which will apply some changes to its content to avoid problems with the authorities.
Genshin Impact changes its content to avoid problems with the government of China
Through a statement, the creators of Genshin Impact They reported that they will make changes to the design of characters such as Jean, Amber, Rosaria and Mona. Although the reason why these will be carried out is not mentioned, it is enough to see that their outfits have changed to cover the parts of the bust and legs to realize that it is about being up to date with the limitations of the government of China. According to miHoYo, this design change will be applied immediately to the Chinese version of the game, while in the rest of the world they will be optional outfits.
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Likewise, the creatives reported that another of the changes that will be seen in Genshin Impact it has to do with the cameras and is that in the sequences where it is located below the female characters a transparency effect will be applied that avoids focusing on any specific part of the body.
The changes that the entertainment industry in China is experiencing are due to the demands of the government. In the case of video games and anime, the authorities ordered the modification of all types of content considered “effeminate” and if companies want to keep their products on the market, they must abide by it. In fact, days after this order was issued, companies in the industry accepted the new guidelines.
On the other hand, there is the dark side of this and that is that it was just revealed that more than 14,000 video game companies in China have closed as they are affected by government restrictions.
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