Uncharted 4 Trailer Appears to Use Assassin’s Creed IV Artwork, Naughty Dog Admits Mistake (Update)

February 24, 2016 Written by Jason Dunning

Update:

Naughty Dog has officially responded to the story, saying it was a mistake on their part:

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.

Here’s the updated trailer, which features a different image in the painting at 1:36:

On Twitter, Creative Director Neil Druckmann said, “No two ways about it… we fucked up.”

Original Story:

Pointed out by Azaïzia Aymar, Assassin’s Creed Head of Content, the new Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End story trailer appears to use artwork from Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag at the 1:36 mark.

In his tweets, Aymar shows that Uncharted 4’s version of the art removes the character:

Meanwhile, Ubisoft Creative Director Alex Hutchinson sent a tweet to Naughty Dog Animator Jonathan Cooper (who previously wrote a blog post titled Women Are Not Too Hard to Animate), saying:

We’ll let you know if Sony or Naughty Dog respond to this story.

[Source: Azaïzia Aymar (Twitter) via NeoGAF, Eurogamer]