Developer HoYoverse issued a statement regarding the potential of a Genshin Impact Version 2.7 delay following rumors about the update\’s progress not being as smooth as possible. China is currently in the midst of shutdowns due to COVID-19, with many businesses, including game developers, affected by the measures and having timelines affected as a result of staffing issues and other problems caused by the new developments.
Genshin Impact Version 2.7 is set to debut a new 5-star Hydro character in Yelan, alongside 4-star Electro character Kuki Shinobu. Yelan\’s character is one that has players excited thanks to her potential viability in popular team compositions like the National Team, while Kuki Shinobu is rumored to be an Electro support and also extends the fun narrative surrounding the Arataki Itto gang.
Unfortunately, with little in the way of updates and a situation in China, the country the developer is based in, fans have begun to worry about a Genshin Impact Version 2.7 delay rumor, and HoYoverse has responded. In a statement made to Comicbook.com following an inquiry into any potential Genshin Impact update delays, a representative stated that \”We\’ve also noticed some discussions among fans and players, and our team has been doing our best working on the game and future updates at this moment.\”
Naturally, the lack of any definitive answer is the first thing many players will notice – that\’s not a confirmation or a denial on the potential of a Genshin Impact Version 2.7 delay. With so little to go on, it\’s tough to say whether the Genshin Impact rumors are true, but some context may be helpful. Generally, Genshin Impact releases Version updates in six-week instalments, and there\’s still roughly three weeks before the next update to go based on that timeframe. With so many elements of Genshin Impact Version 2.7 already known, it\’s possible a delay is unlikely simply because much of the work on it was completed before the current situation in China.
Even if the Genshin Impact Version 2.7 delay rumors end up being true, it\’s not a guarantee that the entirety of 2.7 will be delayed. It\’s possible HoYoverse could delay some of the planned content while still rolling out the banner release dates for Yelan and Kuki Shinobu, perhaps supplemented by bonus rate-ups and giveaways. Obviously, the health and safety of the HoYoverse developers comes well before update timelines, so regardless of what happens with the Genshin Impact Version 2.7 delay rumors, the general consensus in the community is largely one of supporting the developer and hoping for the best in the context of what is both an unfortunate and uncontrollable situation.