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Naughty Dog has admitted that it used artwork from Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag in its new Uncharted 4 trailer.
Ubisoft’s Azaïzia Aymar spied the artwork hanging on Nathan Drake’s wall and tweeted that he “got” why the game had the word “thief” in the title.
Woooow Uncharted 4 using one of ACIV artwork in their trailer… I get the “thief” title now! https://t.co/rholpuvw9I lol at 1:36
— Azaïzia Aymar (@AymarMtl) February 24, 2016
Here’s the pic as it appeared in the trailer…
And here’s the Assassin’s Creed artwork Aymar was talking about …
Naughty Dog had cropped the picture to remove the figure on the shore, but other than that, it appears untouched.
“In our eagerness to get the story trailer out we made a regrettable mistake and didn’t thoroughly vet the artwork used for an in-game painting,” Naughty Dog stated in a brief blog post. “We’ve already updated the trailer. We hold all artistry in high regard and take full responsibility for having allowed this to happen.
“We want to sincerely apologise to everyone at Ubisoft, the Assassin’s Creed team, the original artist, and our fans.”
The trailer has now been updated and the Assassin’s Creed artwork replaced.
It looks like Naughty Dog used Assassin’s Creed artwork for the new Uncharted 4 trailer [Eurogamer]