Naughty Dog Stole Assassin's Creed Artwork In Newest Uncharted 4 Trailer (Naughty Dog Responds)

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#1  Edited By deactivated-5d6bb9cb2ee20
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Lol, wow, looks like Naughty Dog pulled a Nathan Drake and stole some art that wasn't theirs:

First, here is the new trailer:

Next, here is a closer look at the artwork in the trailer:

Finally, here is Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag art:

Even Ubisoft noticed this and commented on it:

Yikes. Not a good look for Naughty Dog, lol

UPDATE:

Naughty Dog took down the old trailer, and replaced it with a new one. You can see it below:

The image is now changed:

Finally, Naughty Dog's statement:

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.

http://www.naughtydog.com/site/post/...story_trailer/

I really hope that all the apologists understand that even Naughty Dog understand that they goofed up here. There really was no excuse for how it was originally.

That said, good on them for fixing the problem.

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#2 lostrib
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An art print from Assassin's creed?

Nathan drake must have shitty taste in home decor

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#3 BobRossPerm
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Lol, I bet that art piece doesn't appear in the game now. What were they even thinking?

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#4 Ghosts4ever
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they dont have any creativity. not that ubisoft is much better.

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#5 AnthonyAutumns
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@lostrib said:

An art print from Assassin's creed?

Nathan drake must have shitty taste in home decor

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#6 khoofia_pika
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"A Thief's End"

Is Naughty Dog shutting down?

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#7 zeeshanhaider
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O_o

Nathan is a templar and UnCharted was part of the Assassin's Creed Universe all along. UC4 story: Nathan after the precursor race artifact.

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#8  Edited By Sushiglutton
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There's a guy in the lower right corner in the Black Flag one, so they are not really the same.

Lol, someone's gonna have a naughty meeting with his boss

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#9  Edited By gago-gago
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I wouldn't be surprised if they delay the game to remove this copy right infringement material. Now that Naughty Dog have been finally exposed, I wonder what other things did they stole from other games and incorporated them in their own games and acted like they were their own.

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#10 Sushiglutton
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@gago-gago said:

I wouldn't be surprised if they delay the game to remove this copy right infringement material. Now that Naughty Dog have been finally exposed, I wonder what other things did they stole from other games and incorporated them in their own games and acted like they were their own.

Lol at "finally exposed" :D!

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#11  Edited By Liquid_
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Ubisoft grasping at straws, they need a lawsuit as backup for when they inevitably go bankrupt

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#12 loco145
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UC4 should be canceled imo.

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#13 deactivated-5d6bb9cb2ee20
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@Liquid_ said:

Ubisoft grasping at straws, they need a lawsuit so they don't go bankrupt

Ubisoft is the most profitable AAA publisher in the industry :|

And they are not grasping at straws, this is very clearly and plainly theft.

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#14  Edited By Liquid_
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@charizard1605 said:
@Liquid_ said:

Ubisoft grasping at straws, they need a lawsuit so they don't go bankrupt

Ubisoft is the most profitable AAA publisher in the industry :|

And they are not grasping at straws, this is very clearly and plainly theft.

edited my post immediately, because I know the predictability of people on here

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@gago-gago said:

I wouldn't be surprised if they delay the game to remove this copy right infringement material. Now that Naughty Dog have been finally exposed, I wonder what other things did they stole from other games and incorporated them in their own games and acted like they were their own.

Blowing it out of proportion dude. Just a little bit.

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#16  Edited By Sushiglutton
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@loco145 said:

UC4 should be canceled imo.

Don't think that drastic is enough. Sony needs to recall all PS4s and end the brand. Then they should just file for bankrupcy. Sony has gone way too far this time.

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#17  Edited By Flyincloud1116
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It's official, ND sucks and Remedy's bland world is now the graphica consolel king.

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#18 silversix_
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Ubi been reusing their assets since forever. This time around, its ND that does it for them.

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#19  Edited By intotheminx
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That is literally the same art minus the pirate lol. I wonder if it's too late for them to fix it.

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#20 KEND0_KAP0NI
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Pre-order canceled

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#21  Edited By StrongBlackVine
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@charizard1605: They are under the threat of a hostile takeover though.

Also how the heck is Ubisoft more profitable than EA?

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#22 KEND0_KAP0NI
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@intotheminx said:

That is literally the same art minus the pirate lol. I wonder if it's too late for them to fix it.

the game has 2 months and 2 days before release....

plus the day one patch you can expect the game to have since all games these days have day one patch.

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#23 aigis
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They took a random art thing, HOW DARE THEY

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@intotheminx said:

That is literally the same art minus the pirate lol. I wonder if it's too late for them to fix it.

It's just a single texture. Of course it can be fixed and replaced with something else.

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#25 deactivated-5d6bb9cb2ee20
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@aigis said:

They took a random art thing, HOW DARE THEY

They took key artwork, and it's stealing. Don't even try justifying it.

@StrongBlackVine said:

@charizard1605: They are under the threat of a hostile takeover though.

Also how the heck is Ubisoft more profitable than EA?

They were not in 2015. They were in 2013 and 2014, however.

Anyway, they make a lot of money, and are hardly on the verge of bankruptcy. The last thing they need is to create a strawman where none exists (because in this case, this is very clearly theft), to 'sue them' Hell, they seem to be taking this in good humor.

Naughty Dog fans should accept that even their beloved developer can actually go wrong every now and then.

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#26 Bread_or_Decide
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What the fudge?

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#27 Ross_the_Boss6
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Huh, what an odd thing to steal.

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#28 StrongBlackVine
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@charizard1605: I couldn't care less about thus one way or another. They were in a similar situation for stealing some guy's subway map in TLOU. It was completely irrelevant in the end as this will be.

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#29  Edited By aigis
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@charizard1605 said:
@aigis said:

They took a random art thing, HOW DARE THEY

They took key artwork, and it's stealing. Don't even try justifying it.

Of course its stealing. I dont disagree at all with that. Its just so small a detail that shouldnt be a big deal. They probably are just black flag fans and put the picture as an homage to it, im sure ND could come up with their own beach artwork if pressed.

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#30  Edited By Heil68
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Theres clearly a man in other print.

DIFFERENT--CONFIRMED

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#31 deactivated-5d6bb9cb2ee20
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@StrongBlackVine: That's because the Underground map is public domain- this is not.

Them having stolen and gotten away with it once before is not an excuse, in fact it's an indictment, on them and on us.

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@khoofia_pika said:
@gago-gago said:

I wouldn't be surprised if they delay the game to remove this copy right infringement material. Now that Naughty Dog have been finally exposed, I wonder what other things did they stole from other games and incorporated them in their own games and acted like they were their own.

Blowing it out of proportion dude. Just a little bit.

Hahahhaaa Is not like he knows any other way..hahaha

Probably the guy at ND like the game much...hahaha

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#33 nintendoboy16
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See Naughty Dog, THIS is how you start a controversy. Not by having a black character voiced by a white actress which not even Matt Groening or Seth MacFarlane got in trouble for.

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#34 KEND0_KAP0NI
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Seems like a cool level to me.

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#35  Edited By StrongBlackVine
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@charizard1605: Who said anything about it being an excuse? Point blank no one will care about this when it releases in April. I don't care now, simple as that. If they did something wrong I'm sure it will be resolved quickly.

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#36 gago-gago
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@kend0_kap0ni said:

Seems like a cool level to me.

Holy crap, so it's not just a concept art that's framed. They actually made it into an entire level environment which you could explore? Man, Naughty Dog, bad dog!

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#37 Draign
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@StrongBlackVine said:

@charizard1605: Who said anything about it being an excuse? Point blank no one will care about this when it releases in April. I don't care now, simple as that. If they did something wrong I'm sure it will be resolved quickly.

The care is strong with this one.

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#38 Pikminmaniac
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Well Black Flag was far better than any Uncharted so....

Seriously though, that's really odd...

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#39 StrongBlackVine
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@draign: I imagine you are REALLY butthurt that Uncharted has surpassed Halo.

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lol yeah that's pretty awful. Way to screw it up ND.

What gets me is that they actually a made a level out of it and could have clearly used a photoshopped screengrab from that level, in a different angle, to use as the "painting". Too much work I guess :P

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#41 deactivated-58abb194ab6fb
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And look at the usual Sony fanboys coming in to damage control LOL. I mean it's clear as day they stole the art design from A.C. lol.

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#42 mems_1224
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Guess it wasn't enough to rip off Indiana Jones and tomb raider. Man, does naughty dog come up with anything original themselves?

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#43 R4gn4r0k
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What ever happened to easter eggs and homages ?

Nowadays everything is stolen and needs to be taken to court.

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#44 finalstar2007
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Welp! guess im cancelling my preorder now, its over no need to play uncharted 4 anymore

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#45 drinkerofjuice
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What a very pointless thing to steal.

0/10, worst game of the year incoming.

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#46 darkangel115
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Not the first time, http://www.nextgenupdate.com/news/artist-claims-naughty-dog-has-stolen-artwork-used-in-the-last-of-us

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#47 vvulturas
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If only they were so concerned about Assassin's Creed as they are about the stolen artwork. You know, given that their franchise is in the shitter right now.

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#48 QuadKnight
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I would care about this if Assassins Creed games were remotely good. They need to focus on their gameplay and design and worry less about stolen concept art. The Ass Creed games are currently shit.

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#49 khoofia_pika
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@quadknight said:

I would care about this if Assassins Creed games were remotely good. They need to focus on their gameplay and design and worry less about stolen concept art. The Ass Creed games are currently shit.

a) Black Flag was actually pretty good.

b) Even if they are shit, that doesn't give ND the right to flat out steal.

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#50  Edited By DEadliNE-Zero0
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@lostrib said:

An art print from Assassin's creed?

Nathan drake must have shitty taste in home decor

dam son