Update, September 28, 8:50 AM: The issue is now apparently resolved, at least from the developers of Genshin Impact's perspective. In their update, they stated that "The game's anti-cheat program will immediately end once the game client is closed or uninstalled." Seems rather straightforward, don't you think?
The rest of the now outdated article is available below for your perusing pleasure.
While Genshin Impact has received a lot of hype, a recent post on its official website has illustrated that not everything is hunky-dory. Players complaining about the game's anti-cheat running after the game was closed, so the development team responded with this post.
In it, the development team stated right now, the anti-cheat program only reads system information and "does not process, save, or upload information in any way whatsoever." The reason that the anti-cheat runs after the game is closed is because there are external plugins that operate when the game is closed, so the anti-cheat running after the game is closed helps make Genshin Impact fair for players.
Thanks to the kind feedback of Travelers, we have realized that the default activation of this mechanism may have caused some privacy concerns for players. Therefore, we have decided to make modifications so that within the next 30 hours, the anti-cheat program will no longer run in the background after the game is closed nor after the game is uninstalled; furthermore, we will strengthen our anti-cheat mechanisms that operate while the game is running to better prevent the use of plug-ins and third-party software.
How Did Genshin Impact's Launch Go?
Genshin Impact is a gacha-based ARPG that has recently launched on Windows, iOS, Android, and the PlayStation 4, with a launch on the Nintendo Switch coming sooner or later. While it's done pretty well for itself so far, with Daniel Ahmad finding that it's the #1 iOS game download in more than 6 countries. It's also the #2 highest grossing iOS game in China, #6 in Korea, and #7 in Japan. The PC and PS4 versions are also doing well, with 20 million pre-registrations prior to launch. Overall, it's done pretty well so far, but only time well tell if it can maintain it's initial success.
If you would like to give Genshim Impact a try, be sure to head on over to the official website.
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