Yu-Peng Chen, most famous for his work on Genshin Impact, is leaving miHoYo and HOYO-MiX. The decision and announcement come from Chen’s Weibo account.
According to the post from Chen, his decision to depart the studio is so that he can follow his dreams and pursue different avenues with his music. Chen will also release his first album next year and leave the studio with confidence in the team’s current composers.
Here’s a translated statement from the Genshin Impactsubreddit.
“I’m very sorry to disturb everyone! According to the plans for my personal creative endeavors, after careful consideration for some time and several discussions with the company, I have chosen to leave miHoYo and the HOYO-MiX team to continue pursuing my music dreams! Seeing my fellow composers at HOYO-MiX team constantly growing, witnessing Genshin Impact’s music progressing step by step (Fontaine Music is really great👍), and recalling the support and help the company and colleagues have given me during the music production process… It’s truly the most beautiful and unforgettable memories! I earnestly request everyone’s understanding and respect for my decision, and in the future, I will continue to explore the path of music. I plan to release a new album of purely instrumental music next year, and specific plans will be announced in the future. I hope you will continue to support my creations.
In the future, I will continue to explore Teyvat’s wonders together with everyone as a Traveler!”
For several weeks, fans had speculated that miHoYo no longer employed Chen as he was not listed in the latest Genshin Impact’s credits for the Fontaine update. Chen then confirmed that he did not create the music for the most recent update.
HOYO-MiX comprises several composers, including Qian Ding, Jiade He, Yijun Jiang, Simai Wang, Dimeng Yuan, and Xin Zhao.