Xbox One PUBG Ad Pulled By Microsoft After Accusations Of Plagiarism
"Our official channels have pulled down the asset in question," says Microsoft.
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Microsoft has pulled an advertisement for the Xbox One version of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds after a fan claimed the company copied their artwork. Reddit user Macsterr says a tweet from @Xbox used an image similar to their own ad concept posted to Reddit in November.
Microsoft has now deleted the tweet in question and says the matter is under investigation. Longtime Xbox spokesperson Major Nelson commented: "I wanted to let you know that this is being investigated. In the meantime, our official channels have pulled down the asset in question. I'll follow up with the OP /u/macsterr/ once I get more details." No further update has since been posted.
PUBG launched for Xbox One on December 12. The port remains in early access, though some fans have complained that the console version doesn't perform as well as the game's native PC edition. More recently, PUBG developer PUBG Corp. has said it hopes the battle royale game will eventually come to "every platform," while the PC version has now passed 3 million concurrent users.
If you decide to jump into the game soon, be sure to check out our beginner's guide for getting started in PUBG. Alternatively, now the shooter has officially launched on PC, check out our PUBG review.