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

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#1 Edited by charizard1605 (82716 posts) -

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 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

An art print from Assassin's creed?

Nathan drake must have shitty taste in home decor

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#3 Posted by BobRossPerm (2886 posts) -

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

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#4 Posted by Ghosts4ever (10000 posts) -

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

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#5 Posted by AnthonyAutumns (1685 posts) -

@lostrib said:

An art print from Assassin's creed?

Nathan drake must have shitty taste in home decor

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#6 Posted by khoofia_pika (16745 posts) -

"A Thief's End"

Is Naughty Dog shutting down?

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#7 Posted by zeeshanhaider (5524 posts) -

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 (7264 posts) -

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 (12122 posts) -

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 Posted by Sushiglutton (7264 posts) -
@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_ (3823 posts) -

Ubisoft grasping at straws, they need a lawsuit as backup for when they inevitably go bankrupt

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#12 Posted by loco145 (12128 posts) -

UC4 should be canceled imo.

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#13 Posted by charizard1605 (82716 posts) -

@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_ (3823 posts) -

@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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#15 Posted by khoofia_pika (16745 posts) -

@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 (7264 posts) -
@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 (6418 posts) -

It's official, ND sucks and Remedy's bland world is now the graphica consolel king.

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#18 Posted by silversix_ (26347 posts) -

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 (2599 posts) -

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 Posted by KEND0_KAP0NI (1231 posts) -

Pre-order canceled

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#21 Edited by StrongBlackVine (13262 posts) -

@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 Posted by KEND0_KAP0NI (1231 posts) -

@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 Posted by aigis (7354 posts) -

They took a random art thing, HOW DARE THEY

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#24 Posted by zeeshanhaider (5524 posts) -

@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 Posted by charizard1605 (82716 posts) -

@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 Posted by Bread_or_Decide (29121 posts) -

What the fudge?

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#27 Posted by Ross_the_Boss6 (3949 posts) -

Huh, what an odd thing to steal.

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#28 Posted by StrongBlackVine (13262 posts) -

@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 (7354 posts) -
@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 (58242 posts) -

Theres clearly a man in other print.

DIFFERENT--CONFIRMED

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#31 Posted by charizard1605 (82716 posts) -

@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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#32 Posted by tormentos (29191 posts) -

@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 Posted by nintendoboy16 (36340 posts) -

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 Posted by KEND0_KAP0NI (1231 posts) -

Seems like a cool level to me.

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#35 Edited by StrongBlackVine (13262 posts) -

@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 Posted by gago-gago (12122 posts) -

@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 Posted by Draign (1823 posts) -

@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 Posted by Pikminmaniac (11367 posts) -

Well Black Flag was far better than any Uncharted so....

Seriously though, that's really odd...

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#39 Posted by StrongBlackVine (13262 posts) -

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

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#40 Posted by Desmonic (19933 posts) -

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 Posted by deactivated-58abb194ab6fb (3984 posts) -

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 Posted by mems_1224 (56916 posts) -

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 Posted by R4gn4r0k (31202 posts) -

What ever happened to easter eggs and homages ?

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

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#44 Posted by finalstar2007 (27951 posts) -

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

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#45 Posted by drinkerofjuice (4567 posts) -

What a very pointless thing to steal.

0/10, worst game of the year incoming.

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#46 Posted by darkangel115 (4449 posts) -

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 Posted by vvulturas (1249 posts) -

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 Posted by QuadKnight (12916 posts) -

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 Posted by khoofia_pika (16745 posts) -
@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 (6607 posts) -

@lostrib said:

An art print from Assassin's creed?

Nathan drake must have shitty taste in home decor

dam son