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Assassin's Creed Concept Art May Have Been Stolen By Naughty Dog [UPDATED]

[UPDATE] Naughty Dog has removed the concept art showcased in the trailer and has replaced it with a generic image, as seen below. Kudos to Naughty Dog for working at the speed of light.


Uncharted 4 recently released a new trailer showcasing the upcoming game, but users on Twitter began to see something else other than Nathan Drake and his adventurous posse. One user pointed out that a picture in the trailer was almost the same exact image as Assassin’s Creed concept art. Now Naughty Dog is being accused of stealing the concept art to put into the Uncharted 4 trailer. You can see the image Tweeted below.

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And the original concept art can be seen below.

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One user on Twitter mentioned that the art was indeed an original piece from Martin Deschambault, a concept artist who works at Ubisoft. Hilariously, people weren’t so angry about the “Easter Egg” and many were telling Ubisoft Montreal’s Aymar to chill out. One Twitter user even told him how childish of a move this was.

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Another user casually stated that it’s just a hidden game reference.

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While Naughty Dog’s stolen and hidden Easter Egg might seem shameful, Aymar has certainly utilized the power of social media to complain about something that many feel should have been handled behind closed doors. While I love finding Easter Eggs in video games, which I’m sure this was meant to be, I can’t help but wonder how I would feel if I saw my concept art nabbed and placed in a video game. Would I feel honored or upset? It’s a tough call. I guess we’ll have to wait and see what Ubisoft’s next move is against Naughty Dog (if any), as I’m sure we’ll hear about it on social media.

You can see the whole trailer for yourself below, and see if you can catch the stolen concept art.