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Microsoft Accused of Copying Fan's PUBG Artwork, Pulls Advert

Microsoft Accused of Copying Fan's PUBG Artwork, Pulls Advert
From IGN - January 2, 2018
By Joe Skrebels

Microsoft has pulled down a PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds advert from its social media channels, after the creator of a fan concept complained about striking similarities to their work.

Reddit user Macsterrhad created a concept advert for the Xbox One version of PUBG that garnered tens of thousands of views - then noticed that Microsoft's social channels had posted an advert with near-identical ideas. You can see both in the gallery below:

Seeing no credit offered, Macsterr pointed out the similarities on Reddit, which caught the attention of Microsoft's Larry "Major Nelson" Hryba day later.

"Hey guys," wrote Hryb, "I wanted to let you know that this is being investigated. In the meantime, our official channels have pulled down the asset in question. I will follow up with the OP/u/macsterr/once I get more details."

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