Dislyte has been accused of tracing, specifically for a certain piece which features Li Ling. The comparison image, made by Bl_anc, can be found below. The art from Yuto___Sano can be found here (2020 repost, 2019 source here).
The follow up regarding Mona can be found here, pictured below:
It’s been pointed out that Dislyte‘s Mona’s art has been around since at least 17 April 2021, while Genshin Impact‘s Aloy was announced 22 July 2021, so that may be another can of worms someone may choose to unearth.
In the case of Li Ling, there’s an argument that Dislyte has NOT done tracing, saying there’s various subtle differences that set it apart. If you don’t think the slight adjustments are enough to completely dispel the tracing allegations, well, there’s the overlays for you to judge for yourself. The alleged tracing has been done for the piece attached below:
We’ll have to see if Farlight Games or Lilith Games – or even HoYoverse, with regards to Aloy – releases any kind of official statement regarding the issue. Dislyte as it were, is gearing up for an “interactive virtual club” event, the XHz Music Festival, hosted on Youtube scheduled to last about 3 hours on 22 May 2022, 01:00 UTC +0 to 03:10 UTC +0. It promises exclusive rewards for lucky winners, for what it’s worth.
UPDATE, 20 MAY 2022, 14:15: Dislyte has released an official statement regarding the tracing incident here. It mentions how the team removed the artwork as soon as they received the alert, initiated an internal audit and are reaching out to Yuto___Sano. There was apparently a JonTron incident as well that is also under investigation.
The statement adds that they will be accelerating their process of bug fixing and implementing quality of life updates. It is capped off with a message of celebrating diversity, and such. The image of the statement can be found below, followed by a verbatim transcript:
We have recently received feedback from you regarding various aspects of Dislyte.
Thank you for alerting us to one of our promotional materials that Li Ling’s (Nezha) facial expression and gestures highly resemble a character from an indie artist, Yuno Sato. We removed the material from our socials as soon as we received the alert and initiated an internal audit on the case. In the meantime, we were working hard to contact the artist to communicate our sincere apologies and follow-up resolutions.
We have also accelerated our process of fixing reported in-game bugs and implementing QOL optimizations. Don’t hesitate to contact Support if you have difficulties accessing the game for prompt assistance.
In Dislyte, we celebrate diversity and inclusion in every aspect. We believe that an environment that embraces individual differences fosters open-mindedness and creativity, which is the foundation of the current Dislyte community and will empower the community to thrive in the future. We will continue to work based on inclusion to develop relatable content that represents our players worldwide. We sincerely invite you to join us to make Dislyte an utopia for everyone with your voice and creations.
The Dislyte Team