In these days, several leaks have appeared on the network depicting the new characters of Genshin Impact of the Sumeru region, which barring surprises will be introduced with version 3.0 of the action RPG. At the same time, a rather heated controversy has also arisen, with players criticizing Hoyoverse for the skin tone chosen for these new charactersaccusing her of whitewashing.
According to the information known so far, Sumeru should be inspired by the cultures of Southwest Asia and North Africa. The name also suggests a possible connection with the Sumerians and Mesapotamia.
However, the characters that have appeared so far on the net, which we remember have not been officially confirmed, have one light skin tonewhich apparently has made many players turn up their noses, who now accuse the developers of not wanting to represent dark-skinned characters in Genshin Impact.
At the moment, the varied cast of Genshin Impact includes only two characters characterized by a dark complexion. In part this choice was justified by the community due to the willingness of the developers to represent through the regions present in the game specific cultures and countries of the world characterized by populations with predominantly fair complexions: Mondstadt represents medieval Germany, Liyue China and Inazuma Japan. feudal. However, with the arrival of Sumeru, many players were expecting a greater number of characters of different ethnicities, which has sparked the controversy of these days.
In the meantime, Hoyoverse has announced the date and time of the official presentation of the Update 2.8 of Genshin Impact.