Posted February 26, 2016 by Dian Raval in Columns

Ubisoft Devs call out Naughty Dog for taking ASSASSIN’S CREED Art

Earlier today, Naughty Dog unveiled this incredible Story Trailer for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. Not long after, some of the people from Ubisoft had called out ND claiming that a concept art from Assassin’s Creed had been used in the trailer, and they weren’t lying.

Apart from the missing pirate, it’s practically identical to ACIV’s concept art.

Concept art from Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

Here are what some of the Ubisoft Devs had to say:

It is unknown as to why such an amateur mistake had been committed by such a renowned company, with fans speculating that this is a sign of ND crunching to get the game done, having been delayed multiple times already. Nevertheless, ND had since re-uploaded the trailer replacing the AC art and issued a straightforward apology to their fans and to the people at Ubisoft:

“In our eagerness to get the story trailer out we made a regrettable mistake and didn’t thoroughly vet the art work used for an in game painting. 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 apologize to everyone at Ubisoft, the Assassin’s Creed team, the original artist, and our fans.”

UNCHARTED 4 is scheduled to release on April 26th for North America, 27th for Europe and on the 29th in the UK.

Dian Raval

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