The 'Uncharted 4' Trailer Stole Some Art and the Internet Returned the Favor

Twitter was none too pleased about this "borrowing" from 'Assassin's Creed.'

There’s a new story trailer out today for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End that is making me salivate in anticipation for one of the biggest franchises in gaming history’s swan song. Unfortunately, a tiny mishap is burying the lede on what a cool trailer this is.

The internet, watchful as ever, caught a small detail. Specifically, a piece of artwork in the game that was a borrowed art asset from the Assassin’s Creed franchise. Who is this a big deal for? Lots of people who care about ownership and copyrights and proper crediting.

Naughty Dog, in a classy move, almost immediately updated the trailer and issued this apology:

“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.”

Good move on their part, grabbing this before it got out of control, and making a public apology about something 99 percent of the world wouldn’t notice or even care about. Of course, that other one percent is on Twitter. …

Here’s the borrowed art:

And here’s what it has become:

And this is what Twitter thinks:

Send us yours if you’ve got a great one to add.

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