Genshin Impact voice actors claim they haven’t been paid for over 6 months

Rishov Mukherjee
A screenshot of Yelan from Genshin Impact

Corina Boettger, the voice actor for Paimon in Genshin Impact has recently claimed that they have payments overdue since December 2022. This callout post arrived after another voice actor for Genshin Impact Brandon Winckler made similar claims pertaining to the game.

Genshin Impact is one of the biggest names in the world of gaming. This title is often considered one of the best free-to-play games out there with a deep story, breathtaking world design, and content that can last for ages.

However, on July 12 and 13, two popular voice actors for Genshin Impact namely Corina Boettger and Brandon Winckler raised their voices regarding something they are facing. Both these voice actors have pending payments from the studio for the work that they did several months back.

A screenshot of Corina Boettger's Tweet
Paimon VA claims they have not been paid since December 2022

Genshin VAs feel there should be a Union that protects them

The issue surrounding the agency/HoYoverse who hired both Corina Boettger and Brandon Winckler to work as VAs for Genshin Impact has attracted much attention. Fans have come in support of both the VAs after they called out the fact that they have not been paid for work that dates back to last year.

As such, Corina Boettger raised a statement where they claimed that Video Games need to have Unions. A Union will ensure that when the agency that hires them fails to pay on time then the VAs will have the means to fight against it.

A screenshot of Corina Boettger's Tweet
Paimon VA feels there should be Unions to protect them

The VA responded to fan comments claiming that they cannot afford a lawyer yet. Had there been a Union, they would’ve been able to fight this case without requiring a lawyer. Brandon Winckler raised a similar statement as well.

A screenshot of Brandon Winckler Tweet
Genshin VA raises concerns with regard to non-Union production work

He even mentioned in his Twitter thread that he didn’t receive any response after sending five emails. However, he also stated this is not uncommon in productions that do not have a Union.

HoYoverse official statement regarding deferred payments for voice actors

A screenshot of HoYoverse's update on the payment issue
HoYoverse claims they have urged the recording studios will clear the payments

On July 14, 2023, HoYoverse released an official statement surrounding the deferred payments for the voice actors. HoYoverse claims that the company sent the payments to the recording studios on time.

They have urged those studios to clear the payments of the voice actors as fast as possible. Apart from that, the company is also seeking alternative options so that such an issue does not occur again.

We are not yet aware if the voice actors received their payments or not. We will update this article upon further development.

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