Genshin Impact: miHoYo will sue players for leaking prohibited content

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Genshin Impact continues on the path of success. The Chinese title as soon as it debuted around the world managed to attract powerfully attention and became the most successful Chinese release. Genshin Impact is a service model game, so miHoYo will continue to support it for years to come through updates. The next one will debut before the end of the year, but there were users who leaked some of its content, so the company decided to act harshly.

The most recent update for Genshin Impact is 1.1, which arrived a few days ago. However, as we told you weeks ago, the developer will release version 1.2 before the end of 2020 and, like the current one, it will bring several content surprises and adjustments to the experience.

In case you missed it: miHoYo recouped development expenses for Genshin Impact in the first days after launch.

Although there are still several weeks until the new content arrives, some users have already had the opportunity to play part of the content thanks to a closed Beta, which serves for users to provide feedback on the news to miHoYo to correct errors.

Unfortunately, 2 players who participated in the trial period did not abide by the user agreements, especially the nondisclosure agreement, and shared leaks with fans that gave a glimpse of the new version. miHoYo did not take this at all well and announced that it tracked down the people behind the leaks and announced that it will take legal action against those guilty of such violations.

Why did miHoYo act this way?

When accessing a trial period, especially Closed Betas, the company warns users that they cannot take screenshots or even talk about the content they were able to test. This is stipulated in user agreements (non-disclosure agreement or NDA) that the player accepts before playing.

You may think that the actions of miHoYo are a bit intense, but the truth is that it is their right, since the users violated the agreement they made with the company. Many might think that leaks are harmless, but the opposite is true.

The developer expresses that sharing the content of the test affects the way in which the final version is received. The biggest impact is that content that is still in development is revealed and gives players an inaccurate perception of new additions.

Added to this are potential spoilers that could ruin the user experience, be it new regions or characters that the development team is working to properly reveal. For this reason, miHoYo affirmed that it will intensify its efforts to prevent this type of leaks and asked fans that, although they are eager to know more about the news, they support it to reject the leaked information and not to spread it.

“These actions do completely unacceptable harm to both us and all travelers. For each new updated version, we will plan reveals and promotional content for the new characters that everyone wants to see, ”commented miHoYo.

Genshin Impact version 1.2 is expected to be available from December 23rd.

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Genshin Impact is available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC and mobile. It is expected to come to Nintendo Switch later. You can find more news related to him if you visit his file.

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