Shanghai police have arrested an individual who allegedly planned to assassinate the founders of MiHoYo, the Chinese studio behind Genshin Impact. According to various reports, the man was reportedly armed with a knife and managed to infiltrate the MiHoYo building before he was apprehended on April 24. Fortunately, no one was harmed in the incident and the would-be assassin is now in police custody.
As for why anyone would want to supposedly plot the murder of video game developers, the individual was apparently upset over recent changes to MiHoYo’s other game Honkai Impact 3rd.
A recent update had added bunny costumes to the game, but these cosmetic items weren’t available in China. Fan backlash that complained of the content being disrespectful to China and the character that the costume was meant for resulted in it being removed.