The release of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End‘s story trailer was hit by controversy today, as Assassin’s Creed Head of Content Azaïzia Aymar noticed that a piece of concept artwork by Martin Deschambault from Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag was included in a painting that appeared in the video.
Sony and Naughty Dog were quick to react, and in just a few hours uploaded a brand new trailer, that you can see At the bottom of the post. The artwork was removed and replaced with another (if I was a betting man, I’d identify the style as that of Eytan Zana).
Nughty Dog also posted an apology on its own blog, which you can read below.
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.
Creative Co-Director Neil Druckmann was more explicit in owing up to the mistake on Twitter:
— Neil Druckmann (@Neil_Druckmann) February 24, 2016
Without further ado, I leave you with the updated trailer: