Open-world game Genshin Impact has been described as an anime Breath of the Wild. Some Zelda fans in China are not happy about it. At all.
The Chinese-developed RPG’s first gameplay footage was shown recently at the China Joy gaming expo.
They even copied Zelda's music pic.twitter.com/wJYuI27RyU
— Vivian.Ysy (@SiyuYang_V) June 23, 2019
Via Twitter user Vivian.Ysy, here is a side-by-side comparison of in-game screenshots.
At China Joy, Zelda fans took photos of themselves holding their Switch consoles running Breath of the Wild flipping off the Genshin Impact display at the Sony booth. They’re upset that Sony would release such a similar-looking game.
“Despite this, we noted it was the most popular game at Sony China Joy booth with very long lines,” ZhugeEX tells Kotaku.
Still, as Hachima reports, one guy even destroyed his PS4 in protest.
Cosplay protest was far less destructive.