The news surfaced this week that on April 24 an unnamed individual attempted to assassinate the founders of miHoYo. Fortunately, no one was harmed, with the perpetrator arrested at the scene.
According to Chinese outlet Baidu, the perpetrator infiltrated the studio’s HQ in Shanghai carrying a knife. Apparently, the man decided to attack the devs in an act of revenge for the recent update Honkai Impact 3rd update that proved to be controversial with fans.
The update added certain Bunny girl costumes and dance moves that Chinese fans felt were inappropriate. miHoYo apologized and removed the content in question on April 22. To be fair, the update was only released for the international version of the game, although it’s unclear whether this fact made Chinese players more upset or less.
Official Statement pic.twitter.com/AsAnabEJGm
— Honkai Impact 3rd (@HonkaiImpact3rd) April 22, 2021
Whatever the case may be, one fan felt that an apology alone won’t cut it and decided to take lives of the studio’s co-founders Liu Wei and Cai Haoyu, and then his own. Thankfully, he failed on all accounts, giving the police the opportunity to investigate the situation further.