Genshin Affect studio head says Breath of the Wild comaprisons left some devs in tears

Kath Santarin
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At a current Genshin Affect occasion, miHoYo president Liu Wei shared that the comparisons made to Breath of the Wild was troublesome for the dev crew.

Wei lately made an look on the Genshin Affect FES occasion in Shanghai, the place he spoke concerning the recreation in addition to what it was like engaged on it. However as reported by CBR, it would not sound like issues had been all the time simple for the time. In a clip shared and translated by tokinohikaru_00 on Twitter, Wei spoke of the criticisms Genshin Affect garnered over its similarities to Breath of the Wild. Necessary to notice is that Wei did not point out Breath of the Wild by title within the clip, although the timeline he laid out makes it clear that that is what he was speaking about.

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Genshin Affect FES 2023 in Shanghai (English Model)
MiHoYo president Daiwei is deeply moved and talks about his ideas on Genshin Affect
I really feel like crying whereas watching 😭

・There have been troublesome occasions, however he says that he was in a position to come this far…

— ときのひかる (@tokinohikaru_00) August 13, 2023

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“After I put out the [closed beta], I used to be fairly proud,” Wei stated. “However [the closed beta's] response [was] totally different from our assumptions, it was utterly totally different. Once we did [the closed beta] we confronted an unprecedented disaster.” Wei went on to elucidate that everybody that noticed the video did not actually perceive what the crew or the sport was attempting to do, however the crew was left feeling nervous.

“I bear in mind many younger colleagues crying and saying to me, ‘why is that this occurring? What did we do flawed?'” In response to Wei, although, each him and the event crew took the criticism as a possibility to show themselves, and clearly the sport is a large hit now.

The Breath of the Wild comparisons aren't unwarranted, the crew even admitted that Breath of the Wild was one in every of its inspirations. Although one fan went as far as to smash their PS4 in protest of the sport, with others taking their Switches and copies of Breath of the Wild to the 2019 occasion Wei was referencing, even flipping off the sport, all of which is clearly taking issues a bit far.

Should you're nonetheless on the Genshin Affect practice, you will even be glad to listen to that Model 4.0 is dropping later this week, including in a complete new area, Fontaine.

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