Official Xbox Channel Caught Using PlayStation 4 Footage For Watch Dogs?
It’s been quite a few months since Microsoft released this particular Watch Dogs gameplay video on their official Xbox YouTube channel. With that said, you might be wondering why it took so long for people to identify this, as the button prompts should have been an obvious reveal, right?
Well, turns out that it took some gamers with eagle vision to spot that PlayStation 4 footage of the game was used, as the button prompts appeared to have been removed and you can basically only see the PlayStation control prompts for a split second.
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I’ve been giggling like a school girl pretty much the whole time writing this article, because it is really amusing if you think about it for a moment. The news is currently spreading around the internet. A screenshot of the prompts was supplied by Munky1349.
I’m sure you can see now why it took so long to identify this, as in the full screenshot below there are no visible button prompts, and they only appear extremely briefly and are not completely clear. The screenshot below is basically what it appeared like in the video.
Here is a bit of proof that it came from the official Xbox channel and that the button prompts were visible, in the form of a screenshot taken by Fixn. The video ended up being removed though, probably was expected.
And nothing spells guilty quite like removing a video, right? It’s pretty funny.
However, that isn’t the end of the story, as Microsoft’s Major Nelson took to Reddit to provide some clarity on the issue, or rather throw the blame Ubisoft’s way.
Major Nelson said: “Hey – just seeing this now. Good catch! Looks like there was a mix up at Ubisoft when they provided this video. I am told that they are on the case will provide more news on Watch_Dogs at a later date.”
So Ubisoft blurred out the PlayStation 4 prompts in an effort to be lazy, or because they were lacking working Xbox One code? Or is this Microsoft trying to dodge a bullet?