That there was a new trailer for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End yesterday is not s surprise. That Assassin’s Creed made a cameo most definitely was.
In one part of the trailer a painting is seen hanging on the wall. Unfortunately, the painting was actually a piece of Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag promotional artwork. The apparent theft was spotted by Ubisoft Montreal’s Azazia Aymar on Twitter.
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,” Naughty Dog 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 apologize to everyone at Ubisoft, the Assassin’s Creed team, the original artist, and our fans.”
Eurogamer had larger versions of both the original artwork:
And the version in the Uncharted trailer:
Guilty as charged, it would seem.
Woooow Uncharted 4 using one of ACIV artwork in their trailer… I get the "thief" title now! https://t.co/rholpuvw9I lol at 1:36
— Azaïzia Aymar (@AymarMtl) February 24, 2016
And here’s the edited version of the trailer: