Players and Players of Genshin Impact have recently noted several delays that the Mihoyo teams take on their game, without real explanations provided by the studio. The reason is now known: Shanghai, based on many Chinese studios, is seriously impacted by the health crisis as the country crosses and the restrictions imposed by the government.


The complex situation of the inhabitants of Shanghai

Several players and players noticed the delay that recently taken Genhin Impact . While different events and upgrades were planned on the Mihoyo Roadmap, these outings were for the moment suspended. The community then speculated on the reasons for this delay , which might be due to the health crisis through China. Recently confirmed information by a Kotaku survey.

Shanghai, seat of many major Chinese studios, is in full health and food crisis because of COVID. The government’s “Zero Covid” policy does not stop things, while most of the city’s inhabitants have been forced to stay strictly at home since March 28.

As Kotaku explains, More than 27,000 infected people have been identified and Reuters talking about the “worst COVID crisis that China has experienced since the appearance of the virus in Wuhan”. Not only does this crisis upset the Residents’ daily lives, but it also impacts the supply of resources and foods.

The “Zero Covid” policy applied by the government is a almost dystopic calvary as Travis Ryan explains, Shanghai-based developer with Kotaku:

Impossible to leave our apartments, the elevators are disabled, the outdoor doors padlocks (…) It is a constant stress generated by a daily series of tests, the regular observation of the latest figures of the virus, the understanding of the last measurements to take and the time taken to build food purchases groups (…). All residents do regular tests, and if anyone who returns positively everyone must again stay seven days, and then seven days with the authorization to exercise the legs. If after the 14 days no one is tested positive people can circulate freely in the neighborhood but not beyond the district boundaries. And do not worry, the sweet sound of police radios and screaming megaphones will make you notice if you are approaching too close to the limits.

Chinese developers in crisis

Despite this uningling situation, Travis Ryan has been able to qualify, highlighting the strong sense of self-help in the Shanghai community. While many residents fear their health and inventory of foods, large companies are trying to support their employees. Giants like Tencent, Microsoft or Riot offer for example cooking classes to their youngest recruits and limit meetings to leave their teams from time to spend with family.

For its part, the Mihoyo teams had declared at the beginning of the month that their offices remained temporarily closed for four days. Recently, the studio shared his news:

Our team in Shanghai now works remotely and does its best to organize teleworking. We also provide resources for our team members during this complex period. If the distance makes communication difficult, it is essential to protect the health and safety of our team members.

The current working conditions of the various development teams therefore explain the delay taken by Mihoyo, especially on the serenity event. The studio did not communicate a later date for the moment and the patch 2.7 could also be delayed. Anyway, we wholeheartedly hope that the situation will quickly return to normal and we allocate our support for different teams based in the country.


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2 hours ago

P2W game I’ve ever seen in 20 years. To flee like the plague.

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