Naughty Dog released today a new trailer for Uncharted 4. Obviously, this is of no value to us as Uncharted 4 is not coming to the PC. However, it appears that Naughty Dog actually ‘stole’ a concept art from a multi-platform game. That game is no other than Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. And that made us laugh hard. And as you’d expect, Ubisoft’s employees took it to the Twitter and criticized Naughty Dog for doing such a thing.
The first one who spotted this was Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Head of Content, Azaïzia Aymar.
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
Alex Hutchinson, Creative Director at Ubisoft Montreal, also made fun of the use of Assassin’s Creed’s concept art.
— Alex Hutchinson (@BangBangClick) February 24, 2016
For what is worth, here is the concept art from Assassin’s Creed.
And here is the stolen concept art that Naughty Dog used. As you can see, they are almost identical (apart from the part that there is no pirate in it).
Bad move Naughty Dog. Bad move!
“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.”