Genshin Impact Lead Composer Yu-Peng Chen Announces Departure

Yu-Pen Chen, the main composer of HoYoverse’s Genshin Impact, recently announced in a Weibo post that he will officially leave HoYoverse’s HoYo-MIX team today.

According to him, this decision came after he decided to pursue his musical career and after multiple discussions with the company. He has been the lead composer of Genshin Impact since its initial release in 2020, but he has been steadily working less and less on the soundtrack, since the newly released music for Fontaine 4.0 update did not have his involvement.

A full translation of his message can be viewed below:

My apologies for disturbing you all! According to my creative schedule, and after some careful consideration, alongside multiple discussions with [HoYoverse], I have decided to leave both HoYoverse and the HoYo-MiX team to continue pursuing my musical dreams!

To see my fellow colleagues at HoYo-MiX and their continued growth and seeing Genshin Impact’s music come all this way (Fontaine’s music is really amazing), I can’t help but think about all the help I received from both the company and my colleagues during music production…those have truly been beautiful and unforgettable experiences!

I do ask that you all understand and respect my decision. In the future, I will continue to explore along the musical journey. I plan to release a new album next year, and I will inform you all of such details at a later date. Hopefully, you all will continue to support my musical creations from here on.

I hope to see you all in Teyvat as a fellow Traveler!

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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 4.0, players can explore five of the seven major cities in Teyvat: Mondstadt, Liyue, Inazuma, Sumeru, and Fontaine, each with unique cultures, stories, and vast surrounding landscapes, and offering a diversity of creatures, monsters, secrets, and hidden treasures for players to discover. The next major update, Version 4.0, 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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