Microsoft Uses PC Battlefield 4 Footage in Xbox Promo

Microsoft is sponsoring a “Battlefield Showdown” tournament of sorts, and is promoting it on the official Xbox Youtube channel with an Xbox-branded trailer for the showdown. The problem? The game footage (despite having an Xbox logo watermarked on it), isn’t from the Xbox 360 or the Xbox One. It’s from the PC.

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GarrusVakarian1391d ago (Edited 1391d ago )

Wow, that's low. Im sure DICE/EA have done this before for earlier battlefield games too, showing PC gameplay and passing it off as console gameplay.

Doesn't exactly give your customers confidence if you can't even be truthful enough to show gameplay from the platform you expect them to buy from you.

xHeavYx1391d ago

Video pulled down in 3...2...1...

amiga-man1391d ago

Smoke and mirrors M$ favourite game,

yet people still fall for it.

Angels37851391d ago (Edited 1391d ago )

But the xbox one version is clearly better!! Microsoft shouldn't hide behind measly pc footage...haven't you heard? The xbox on version upscaled is clearly superior to its non upscaled....more powerful counterparts.....smh

It seems like every day Microsoft finds a new way to kick themselves in the face.

scofios1391d ago

Bu bu but..Pc's runs on windows.

pyramidshead1391d ago

Will be interesting to see how this event goes down after all that's come out in the last 2 weeks. Hopefully we get confirmation that they're running on retail kits.

Infamous2981391d ago

@Angels3785 what did you expect from the delusional, hypocrite xbots.

GTgamer1391d ago

Slow Clapping while looking at the Xone that wasn't you was it :(.

FlunkinMonkey1391d ago

Mirrors and Smoke

Multiple Snakes

Micro Straws

These lot are a running joke.. The audacity.

hakeem09961391d ago

PC is still MS ,plus it's a commercial for the tournament not an advertisement for the Xbox 1 .they can use PS4 footage if they want .

iamnsuperman1391d ago (Edited 1391d ago )

What annoys me the most about this is not because they did it (though it is annoying a disrespectful to us gamers talk about treating your fans as idiots), what annoys me most is the laziness about it. Do people not watch videos through (it is a short video) before uploading it

Ezz20131391d ago

it's really getting sad now
how low can you ,Microsoft ?!

decrypt1391d ago

Typical console makers and their deceit.

pixelsword1390d ago

People got on GG for doing that with Killzone 2, but they backed-up their claims.

Microsoft just dug themselves another hole.

I think they want to shoot themselves in the foot before this gen starts so they can blame bad sales on bad PR... I mean, how else can anyone explain their course of action?

dedicatedtogamers1390d ago

@ pixelsword

Yeah, but unlike the situation with Killzone 2, the gaming "journalists" won't hold Microsoft accountable. They never do. It happened so many times where Xbox 360 games were advertised with bullshots and touched-up trailers but no one made a peep about it.

SilentNegotiator1390d ago (Edited 1390d ago )

I'm sure it was EA's idea anyway. Even if EA wasn't that scummy, Microsoft probably would demand PC footage for the Xbox commercials, if handed Xbox footage.

avengers19781390d ago

@ Hakeem the video is major Nelson, and has a Xbox logo in the corner, so yea it pretty much is an ad for the XB1

mewhy321390d ago

Wow. Another trick concerning the bone. Wow. Will these guys never learn?

nosferatuzodd1390d ago (Edited 1390d ago )

smoke and mirrors indeed they pay people to rate the system and give ps4 7 out of 10 and them 8 out of 10 and get this they get a point for the magical fairytale cloud.
They did it with gears of war too its bin going on for a long time ppl are just catching on to their dirty games how ppl trust this company is beyond me i have nothing against Xbox line its Microshft shady business practices i don't like

Microsoft can tell bots the sky is red, they'll believe it and kill anyone who don't

loulou1390d ago

is this a fake post??

have a look at this footage no backspace button to be found.

that is probably why it is not on neogaf

loulou1390d ago (Edited 1390d ago )

time for some crow kiddies there is even a dice dev on the forum.

definately xb1 footage. lol you lot and every other pathetic fanboy just got trolled.

even though i will be getting this on ps4, it is funny watching fanboys being made to look the pathetic f'king fanboys that they are lol

user55757081390d ago

lol why am i not surprised.

im sure they had to specify somewhere in the fine print that pops up for 1/2 a second which you have to pause and get your magnifying glass to see

Major_Glitch1390d ago

@loulou and togugawa lol. You guys should really read what you post before you post it. Not only did you both fail to prove your point, but by citing nonsense, you only made yourselves look more delusional.

tokugawa1390d ago (Edited 1390d ago )

major glitch

firstly, they re-used the demo with the backspace button. secondly, read the neogaf thread, then see the vid on my link and you can clearly see that it is xb1 footage.

everyone just got trolled lmao and everyone made themselves look desperate. well played people

The-mindblowerfucker1390d ago

*Grabs popcorn*
*Waiting for xbox main channel on youtube to disable the comments section of the video*

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Mikelarry1391d ago

bah you are talking sense and facts again lukas, please stop :)

GmIsOnPt3601391d ago

havent a comparison video already been done between the 2??? its not as though its never been seen, and the differences are minimal to be honest

GarrusVakarian1391d ago

Differences minimal between PC and X1? Lol, you couldn't be more wrong.

MysticStrummer1390d ago

Substantially higher resolution, better AA, and better lighting are not minimal differences.

avengers19781390d ago

Then why not show the console version for there video, if the differences are so minimal

IRON883 1391d ago

Oh Microsoft u should be ashamed of your self how can u do this:( but hey u wanna keep digging a hole before Xbox one release then go ahead