It turns out Naughty Dog has been living up to its name, as the new Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End trailer (above) used artwork ripped from Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag.
There’s a bit in the Uncharted 4 story trailer when Drake looks up at a painting, which looks like a piece of concept art from the Ubisoft open-world action game.
Here’s what it looked like in the Uncharted 4 story trailer…
And here’s the original piece of Assassin’s Creed artwork…
The piece used in the trailer doesn’t have the solitary figure on the beach, but other than that it’s practically identical.
It was spotted by Assassin’s Creed head of content Azaïzia Aymar, who said: “I get the thief title now!”
Naughty Dog was apologetic in a blog post, admitting that it was an honest mistake.
“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,” a spokesperson said.
“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 apologise to everyone at Ubisoft, the Assassin’s Creed team, the original artist, and our fans.”
So here’s the new trailer, only without the stolen artwork.
A PS4 exclusive, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End was recently pushed back until April 29 in the UK and April 29 in North America. On the plus side, at least you’ll have longer to save for that limited edition Uncharted 4 PS4 console that’s launching alongside it.
In addition to a single-player story mode involving pirate treasure, the upcoming sequel features a multiplayer mode packed with magical items, sidekicks and rope swinging.
Unfortunately, however, that’s your lot for Nathan Drake, because Naughty Dog recently revealed that the character wouldn’t be appearing in another Uncharted game. Boo.