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Update: Genshin Impact developer HoYoverse has issued a response to reports that some of its voice actors have gone months without being paid for their work.

In a statement to, a spokesperson said: "We truly regret to learn about the ongoing situation. Genshin Impact values and respects the work and effort of everyone involved, and we support our voice actors to claim their proper due. We have made payments to our recording studio on time, and we have immediately urged the studio to pay our voice actors. Meanwhile, we are also seeking alternative solutions. We will keep everyone posted on further developments."

Clearly recording studio Formosa Group is in hot water here, and could end up losing its likely lucrative contract with HoYoverse if this doesn't get resolved. Obviously this is a complicated time for acting talent, so it'll be interesting to see how this situation gets resolved.

Original Article: Genshin Impact is one of the world's biggest gaming properties, making insane profits with an addictive loop that managed to ensnare millions, with even Push Square's own Sammy Barker succumbing to its siren song. Now, multiple voice actors are claiming they are owed thousands for unpaid work completed months ago. The issue, it's alleged, lies not with developer HoYoverse, but instead with Formosa Group, the audio studio responsible for the title's English dub.

As reported by TheGamer, Brandon Winckler was fed up after waiting what was described as more than three months for payment on "literally the BIGGEST video game project out there". He got the ball rolling and quickly gained support from both the fan community as well as other actors. Winkler is an established voice actor with a list of credits across both games and anime, appearing in Final Fantasy VII Remake, Disgaea 6, and Vinland Saga, to name a few.

Corina Boettger, who voices the protagonist's companion Paimon (and thus has thousands of lines in the ever-expanding game), joined Winckler in this, claiming to still be waiting for payment on work done back in December of 2022. Boettgerr and Winckler both called for fans within the Genshin Impact community to support an effort to "make the game SAG" (join the SAG-AFTRA union), making their feelings known to miHoYo.

The entertainment has been in turmoil ever since the WGA put the screws to Hollywood last month, with all your favourite film and TV stars joining them overnight. Stand up for yourself in the comments section below.

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