Developer HoYoverse has officially announced that the English voice actor for the Genshin Impact character Tighnari, Elliot Gindi, will be officially stepping down from his role as the character due to a breach in contract. As a result, subsequent cutscenes that feature the character will not be voiced by him, and communications with the voice recording agency are currently underway regarding matters of casting and re-recording every single line from the character.
The voice actor had been involved in a very serious controversy last week due to allegations of grooming and pedophilia, as multiple victims anonymously reported him, which caused multiple angry posts, including from the voice actor’s colleagues, requesting to remove Elliot from his role.
You can view the announcement tweet thread announcing the change below:
After communications with the voice recording agency, we hereby confirm that Elliot Gindi, the English voice actor for Tighnari will no longer be voicing the character in subsequent versions due to a breach of contract.
— Genshin Impact (@GenshinImpact) February 16, 2023
Genshin Impact is a free-to-play open-world adventure RPG that brings players to the visually stunning world of Teyvat. The player takes on the role of the mysterious “Traveler,” who sets off on a journey to discover the fate of their lost sibling and unveils the mysterious secrets of Teyvat along the way.
Starting from Version 3.0, players can explore Sumeru, as well as Mondstadt, Liyue Harbor, and Inazuma, three of the seven major cities in Teyvat, each with unique cultures, stories, and vast surrounding landscapes, and offering a diversity of creatures, monsters, secrets, and hidden treasures for players to discover. Version 3.4 is currently available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC via the Epic Games Store or Genshin Impact’s official website and mobile via the App Store for iOS and Google Play for Android.
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