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Xbox Caught Using PlayStation 4 Watch Dogs Gameplay

Junkie Monkeys: It’s been months since Microsoft released this Watch Dogs gameplay on their official Xbox YouTube channel, but thanks to some eagle eyed watchers, it has been revealed that Microsoft used PlayStation 4 footage of the game. (PS4, Watch Dogs, Xbox One)

Update The Xbox channel has recently removed the video. There is a screenshot available proving it was available on the Xbox channel at the source.

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Lovable  +   820d ago
LAWL. Sad and pathetic.
xHeavYx  +   820d ago
Wow, for real? They never hit bottom.
You can't blame them for showing the better version though.

"This video has been removed by the user" LOL
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GarrusVakarian  +   820d ago
See, even MS agree that PS4 mutiplats are better! ;p

Just kidding guys, don't get your panties in a twist.
ZodTheRipper  +   820d ago
And Watch Dogs caught using GTA5's marketing approach :D
The trailer reminded me instantly to GTA5's gameplay trailer:
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Regis  +   820d ago
I'm starting to be ashamed that I wanted to buy there next console, but they were not honest, but then there's a I told you so comment there. They now lost my support I don't care for Xbox they lied about a favorite game I wanted to play.
vigilante_man  +   820d ago | Well said
It comes as no surprise with Microsoft.

Their average search engine BING was found to be using google search and then re-displaying it at its infancy. Microsoft have always done these types of things.

Personally I would of bitten the bullet and waited 6-9 months and revamped the hardware to better or at least match the PS4 and then get optimised drivers and do a proper release.

It has shocked me at just how on the ball and professional Sony have been this year and just how wild and loose Microsoft have been. Hope it gets better for fans of new consoles.
xHeavYx  +   820d ago
Here is a link for the Ubisoft video, you can see the covered up symbols at the 1:35 mark
GrizzliS1987  +   820d ago
It really is sad, but i think i will still get the bone eventually, in a year or so at price break.

But this really proves the more powerful hardware. Deny it all you want during release month but give it a few months after that and the people will know for themselves.

Though i still want my KI and skype features.
Eonjay  +   820d ago
Even the marketing department has jumped ship.

If Microsoft can see a difference... we all can. If they would rather use the competition's footage thats not a vote of confidence.

Edit: OMG, they just pulled the clip! I'm gagging!

Now we know why Watch Dogs was delayed.
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PoSTedUP  +   820d ago
man its hard trying to learn how to like MS even a little bit...

i dont just blatantly hate them, i completely despise them for a reason. man, if i had a nickel... have a lot of ******* nickels put it That way.
abzdine  +   820d ago
Everything is possible, especially after this:
remember? :D
mewhy32  +   820d ago | Well said
LOL now they've resorted to using PS4 footage for the xbox. Man alive! this is getting desperate!!! I say just release the bone w/o kinect and drop the price to 350.00. That way gamers won't feel like they're being ripped off. Oh and stop with the PS4 vids microsoft. At least man up enough to use bone footage.
shoddy  +   820d ago
Not surprise.
They do this all the time
UltimateMaster  +   820d ago | Well said
When PCs aren't enough, we're going to go with PS4.
GTgamer  +   820d ago
Correct me if im wrong but didnt MS do the same thing with FF13 images when they used the PS3 version.
Prime157  +   820d ago
@your 1:35 mark comment

WOW, that's what people were seeing? Hell, whoever noticed that... just wow. Those buttons are up for only a few frames.

I feel like a crazed fan saw it. I didn't even watch a min of the video lol.
Ezz2013  +   820d ago

this is getting sad now
SeriousSam  +   820d ago
The shear stupidity of N4G members is staggering. This is no different than Sony using PC footage like they did a couple weeks ago. Devs have "stock" game footage they allow for advertising. Sony did not pick that PC footage, and MS did not pick this footage. It was given to them as stock advertising footage. If anything its the fault of Ubi and Activision for mixing up which videos should go to which company.
inveni0  +   820d ago
I would imagine they show the video provided them by the developers.
scott182  +   820d ago
MS should not have used this video, they knew it was the PS4 footage. If they had to use footage they should have made sure it was from X1 or even the PC if nothing else, Not the competition!!! What do they expect people to say?
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Septic  +   820d ago
Lmao! Oh Microsoft....

They really want you to use the hdmi in port for the PS4.
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johndoe11211  +   820d ago

I'm sorry but if I was a xbox fan with a day one preorder, I would be very very worried right about now.
nightfallfilms  +   820d ago
They are using a video series made by Ubisoft were all the button prompts were supposed to be blacked out, by Ubisoft in fact. But whatever you fan boys will try to spin anything into a negative.
gaffyh  +   820d ago
They're digging a whole so deep they're almost through to China.
hakeem0996  +   820d ago
You guys realise that MS doesn't own Watch Dogs so whatever footage they got was sent to them by Ubisoft .So they're the one who sent the wrong footage .
Boody-Bandit  +   820d ago
I guess Digital Foundry and Lens of Truth might as well cease to exist. There will be no sense making comparison videos for next gen when MS is using the PS4 multiplat titles to promote the XBOX ONE.

I thought they hit bottom but obviously they are still fallen.
MRMagoo123  +   820d ago
OOOOh MS what are we gonna do with you
avengers1978  +   820d ago
This isn't surprising earlier this year, just after E3 I believe, they were using KZSF demo for the XB1... That's not even a multiplat... At least they know quality when they see it
pacosanchez88  +   820d ago
to be fair guys, i remember seeing a vid on the PS channel recently for borderlands 2 GOTY edition that used footage from the xbox version. the buttons were blurred out.
mcstorm  +   819d ago
Really this is nothing new. Ive seen lots of reviewers talking about a game on one console but the video is for another. BF3 was one of them. Really nothing getting worked up about.
Ritsujun  +   819d ago
The top-notch clown of the videogame industry.
One_Eyed_Wizard  +   819d ago
@SeriousSam Showing PC footage is one thing. Showing footage of the game running on the competitor's machine is quite another.
GarrusVakarian  +   820d ago
"Microsoft attempted to cover up the symbols by blurring them out. You can see that screenshot below as well".

Wow. That's a sneaky, low tactic. Not surprising from MS to be honest.
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pyramidshead  +   820d ago
The Xbox version must be not looking so hot lol

Best kind of flattery though I suppose, they seem to love the PS4 version's of mulitplats even on their system xD.

Here's MS doing it again with rivals.
BrunoM  +   820d ago
Kinda funny how these is popping up for a few games ghosts rivals lol Linda funny
DEAD-DEVIL-DISCO  +   820d ago
gawd man ms has lost their damn mind. i was a fool burning through 360 rrod and all their bs last gen. wtf was i thinking? i want them gone. trust issues, sorry
nightfallfilms  +   820d ago
Why don't you do a little research, if you did you would know Ubisoft made this video series. They are the ones who blacked out the buttons, and it seems they forgot one spot.
MWong  +   819d ago
I honestly don't get why M$ is doing this. Now I really want to see what the M$ footage looks like. I don't think UbiSoft has shown any footage of Watch Dogs on the XBone yet.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   820d ago
Oh lord MS wtf is wrong with your version now that you gotta show Sony's, MS...

Getting me worried over here.

New lows everyday is what MS is achieving.

I wanna say "honest mistake" but yeah I dunno bout that.
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Eonjay  +   820d ago | Funny
Achievement Unlocked: "A New Low" - Pass off a competition footage as your own. Requires Photoshop.
devwan  +   820d ago
AngelicIceDiamond, you wouldn't be the first to turn your back on them given the recent revelations compounding the previous 6 months of u-turns and half truths.
iiwii  +   820d ago

You just litterally made me lol.
iceman06  +   820d ago
Mistake...YES...Honest...highl y doubt it because it would be the SECOND such "honest" mistake in a matter of a couple of weeks.
iceman06  +   820d ago
Mistake??? Maybe. Honest??? I highly doubt it! It would be the SECOND "honest" mistake in a matter of a couple of weeks like this!
jessupj  +   820d ago
Considering they blurred out the PS4 control icons, I think it's safe to safe MS knew exactly what they were doing.

I know it's hard and I'm sure if you get an xbone you'll still have fun, but bubble up for not trying to dismiss this like a lot of people do and having the guts to admit MS stuffed up. Well done.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   820d ago
@Jess of course why wouldn't? I call it simply as I see it.

MS is pitiful here. Makes me wonder how crappy the X1 version will be to show Sony's version.

We gotta wait and see but I have a feeling X1 version will suffer hard.
LOGICWINS  +   820d ago | Well said
YUP, I'm goin with the PS4. The Xbox One is no longer an option for me.
Sci0n  +   820d ago
holy smokes I watched logic wave his xbox flag for a long time on here and now hes jumping ships! welcome to the darkside my new playstation nation brother lol.
ALARM-clock  +   820d ago
SniperControl  +   820d ago
Wow, serious?

You have always been so vocal against PS4 and pro X1.

Welcome to the Playstation fold dude.
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abzdine  +   820d ago
*spit my food reading this*

You win, flawless victory!
Welcome on board.
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LOGICWINS  +   820d ago
Yeah, this is ridiculous. But I also realized that if I bought an XB1, I couldn't use my Pulse Headsets with it. Thats at least another 100 bucks for a new headset. Then I would have had to pay to make my XB1 controller rechargeable...another $25. All on top of a $500 console. It doesn't make sense to pay this much of a premium for a console that has weaker hardware and less long-term potential.
DragonKnight  +   820d ago
GW212  +   820d ago
Join the club.

I was an Xbox guy until about a week ago. While I don't think graphics are everything, the whole multiplat resolution issue was the last straw.

The bad news has continued to flow from the MS camp over the last week giving me confidence I've made the right choice.
LOGICWINS  +   820d ago
@DragonKnight- Nope, I'm picking up a PS4 next year. It's simply the better choice for me and will be the better option for many people out there.
Freedomland  +   820d ago

Welcome to the real gaming platform.
VonBraunschweigg  +   820d ago
A=X X=[] Y=▲ B=O

That's about it. No batteries.
MysticStrummer  +   820d ago
"I'm goin with the PS4. The Xbox One is no longer an option for me."

Of all the recent XB1 revelations this is the one that made you change your mind?
Magicite  +   820d ago
I dont see whyy would anybody disagree with you :D
LOGICWINS  +   820d ago
@Mystic- It was an accumulation of things. This was the last straw though.
johndoe11211  +   820d ago

Please note guys, from this point on anything you say in support of the ps4 will cause you to be labeled notorious 'sony fanboys' by supporters of the other console.

They will totally ignore the fact that you were actually supporting the xbox all along and have only now changed your mind due to the overwhelming evidence before you.

I applaud your abilities to think for yourselves and not be fooled by all the smoke and mirrors. this is not a win for sony or sony supporters, this is a win for common sense and your own wisdom.
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isa_scout  +   820d ago
Holy!!!My mind just exploded,I think it's the end of the world...I cant say that you wont be missing out on a few good games by making the switch(Titanfall,Halo5, and...thats about it)but trust me buddy you'll forget about them soon enough.
Your journey toward the dark side is complete.
In all seriousness though welcome to playstation now all you gotta do is get your PS4 tat...We all got PS4 tattoos right guys?...Guys?
LOGICWINS  +   820d ago
DigitalRaptor  +   820d ago
Ah Logic. You deserve kudos for living by your name. Can't say I believe you always have, but this is the right choice for any gamer.
BG11579  +   820d ago
I know the feeling. I also jumped ship during E3. The DRM issue was just a too big deal to cope for me.
Infamous298  +   820d ago
0_0 .
Kryptix  +   820d ago
I remember when Logic used to try to burn Playstation supporters and fanboys left and right and get a lot of disagrees for it. But it's good you're finally seeing what's been happening with Microsoft hiding the facts and never admitting that they have made many mistakes. Like a previous commentator has said, it's not a win for Sony or's a win for you and the future of the gaming industry. We have to stop putting up with all the lies and misdirection, we're not pawns in this, we're the consumer and we have to support what's right and gives more value for our money.
Irishguy95  +   819d ago
He never burned 'playstation supports'. He burned Retarded fanboys. Massive difference between the two.
nosferatuzodd  +   819d ago
oh my got we got the golden boy him self you sir are my hero you're always a tough guy who's very very smart Sony could use a guy like you on their Corporate team real talk no joke..

now back to the xbox argument i cant believe Microsoft go this low first killzone then need for speed now this damn no honor
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ALARM-clock  +   820d ago
Makes me wonder if the game was delayed because of Xbox One.
DragonKnight  +   820d ago
I would say that that's a distinct probability.
thedon8982z  +   820d ago
I truly believe that's what happened..well that AND possibly some kind of M$ MONEYHAT!!!!!
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irepbtown  +   819d ago
I never thought about that, seems like the best answer so far. Seems like Sony will have to suffer for MS's mistakes/problems.

Interesting to see how next gen pans out.
adventureghost124  +   820d ago
I don't know whats worse, the fact that that they actually did it, or the fact that I'm not surprised by it. -_-
scofios  +   820d ago | Funny
Thats how you get 1080p on xbone.
Aleithian  +   820d ago
Haha! So true.
HappyWithOneBubble  +   820d ago
LordMaim  +   820d ago
You sir, owe me a monitor.
ThunderSpark  +   820d ago
*Hands Internet Trophy to scofios* slow clap
scofios  +   820d ago
Thank u thank u
PickAShoe  +   820d ago
Xbox, turn on PS4
angelsx  +   820d ago
I never see such a hate console like xbox one.
GarrusVakarian  +   820d ago
A lot of people seem to think all the hate is for no reason, like everyone here on N4G is just doing it because they feel like it. But in actuality MS brought all of this hate upon themselves. Months worth of bad policies,180's, bad PR, damage control and sneaky tactics like these have made gamers view them differently/negatively.....and rightly so.
abzdine  +   820d ago
it's more than hate it's FAIL
Eonjay  +   819d ago
Microsoft worked its ass off for every bit of hate it gets.
TAURUS-555  +   819d ago
cuz they deserve it.

how could you buy a crappy machine like the xbox1 when you can have a beautiful and powerfull ps4.
PunisherRevenge  +   820d ago this close to launch and we are getting so many BS articles about the X1 and PS4. Now that's sad and pathetic.we are getting articles about over heating, resolutions, frame rates, and unfinished/unstable UI. This is a load of crap. You can clearly see those pictures are photo shoped because how is it that the buttons are visible in one photo and not the other. On top of that in both photos there is no evidence that these even came from Microsoft YouTube seein as that part was cut off also. These lame ass articles need to stop.
devwan  +   820d ago | Well said
hello marcelliuss1, welcome to stage 3 of fanboyism - denial.
GW212  +   820d ago

That's the full screen cap. Sorry to rain on your parade.

The reason it is only visible in one frame of the video is due to a glitch. I mean, damn, MS can't even blur a video properly. Yikes.

@devwan - Denial is actually Stage 1... Stage 3 is Bartering. Actually, I would say he's somewhere in between Stages 1 & 2 (Stage 2 being Anger).
PunisherRevenge  +   820d ago in no way I'm a fanboy I'm gettin my PS4 next week and my X1 the week after.

Edit: @GW212 and bad never saw the full cap I was just goin by the pictures I'm the article thank for the link. I stand corrected. Wow Microsoft really did f***
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Juangie3  +   820d ago
Microsoft photoshopped a video with ps buttons in it, and then took it down because they sabotaged themselves? Mind blown
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reko  +   820d ago
Blaze929  +   820d ago
was probably just an accident lol. Ubisoft has been using a lot of PS4 footage and they are the ones who provide it to all media outlets. Whoever is in charge of the xbox channel probably missed it was a PS4 video they received.

but watch this blow up out of proportion.
-Foxtrot  +   820d ago accident

Yeah sure it was
BitbyDeath  +   820d ago
If it were an accident they would not have tried hiding the PlayStation buttons on the clip
-wub-  +   820d ago
Yeah, they accidentally covered up the PS buttons.
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Juangie3  +   820d ago
Xboxone: my weave is failing me let me snatch ps4's to hide the ugly.
Kayant  +   820d ago
Just to heat this pot more I will leave this here --->

Keep in mind this was not on MS's channel & the video has now been removed.
reko  +   820d ago

when xbox trolls troll show this to them!
ThatCanadianGuy514  +   820d ago
Guys guys guys..

You got it all wrong.This is just the upscaler at work.You plug the PS4 into the Xbone HDMI, and then it upscales the xbox version to 1080p.

Just make sure you put the disc in the PS4, so the upscaler works.
HighResHero  +   820d ago
....and I thought the second secret mtn dew cooled GPU just got "sauce" all over the buttons.
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Magicite  +   820d ago
cant fall any lower
SkullBlade169  +   819d ago
Disagree, this is Microsoft. They will always find a way to fall lower.
Soc5  +   820d ago
Yeah Microsoft is digging their hole deeper and deeper...Ps4 gameplay? Yikes.
Mister_Dawg  +   820d ago
Utter yawn fest.
SageHonor  +   819d ago
Pretty much lol
nosferatuzodd  +   819d ago
why is everyone so surprise they did it with killzone shadow fall remember, Microsoft is a company that was build on lies and deceit remember what they did to IBM.

I don't know why people are surprise about this, its just that we have internet now so everyone can see them for what they truly are, all Microshaft does is watch every one and has soon has you have success in anything, they come flying in and build the same thing with their money and propaganda trying to take you're market away from you pathetic
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x5exotic  +   819d ago
TAURUS-555  +   819d ago
the most shocking thing is that...ppl will still buy this thing called xbox1. thats more pathetic.

thats what i call fanboys.

they can have a far superior machine like the ps4 but they still buy the crappy one. unbelievable
GarrusVakarian  +   820d ago

Lol at the disagrees in this article, denial is such a hard step to admit to and overcome.
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Xwow2008  +   820d ago
LOL Microsoft just deleted the video.

Edit: But looks like ubisoft are the 1s who censored the buttons.
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Thisisjuju  +   820d ago
Maybe, but to be fair we don't really know where the fault lies. It could be one of two things:

1. Ubisoft sent them the footage after blotting out elements of the HUD that relate to PS4.

2. Microsoft snatched the video from released PS4 footage and made edits for their own release.

Both options suck, and are really deceiving, but we have no way of knowing who was to blame for this, yet.
-wub-  +   820d ago
Even if Ubisoft censored it they did it so MS could use the footage. It's not like MS didn't know.
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TekoIie  +   820d ago
I have to be honest here. Why do we care about this?

Ninty used the PS4 assassins creed 4 e3 footage during a Nintendo direct... Are they hitting an all new low by doing that?

Seriously I feel as though the once justified dislike towards MS is now just pathetic fanboy trash talk.
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TekoIie  +   819d ago
Not one person able to provide a reason as to why I'm wrong or answer my question?

Well done trolls. Well done ;)
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karl  +   819d ago
Maybe a few sneaky tactics could be overlook. But cmon .. this many? And being stupid enough to be caught everytime...?

They have made way to many mistakes. Ghere is no way ppl will forget.
irepbtown  +   819d ago
Xbox one and PS4 = direct rivals.

Wii U is not.

That is my answer to you.
TekoIie  +   819d ago

So this is the equivalent to DRM? Yeh I'm totally going to remember the time MS uploaded PS4 gameplay to their channel. TOTALLY going to remember this... Totally -_-


"Xbox one and PS4 = direct rivals."

That logic is even more terrible.

Which do you think will bear a closer resemblance? The Xbox One/PS4 versions of Watchdogs or the PS4/Wii U versions of AC4?

I'll ask again. Why is this a problem? No one has actually explained why this is worthy of such a spotlight.
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irepbtown  +   819d ago
I haven't disagreed with you just so you know.

My point is hardly terrible. Reasons are as follows;

If someone is considering buying a next gen console, they will not necessarily see Wii U in that category. Therefore there isn't much rivalry between PS4/Xbox1 and Wii U compared to PS4 and Xbox (my own theory)

Secondly; not many people on N4G give a damn about Wii U. If I'm not mistaken, Wii U hasn't been selling very well (I could be wrong), therefore even less people are taking interest in anything Wii U related.

Finally; with all the news coming out that many games wont in fact be 1080p on xbox and many other older things adding up such as the policy u-turns and PC's being used during E3 etc, one tiny wrong step, and people will be angry and will have every right to be angry.

I'm not defending Ninty, however you don't hear about them using PC's during E3, or making constant U-turns, or overpricing their hardware etc.
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x5exotic  +   819d ago
Wii is for pathetic people that get made fun of in the GTAV radio commercials.
We call them 'tools'
That's why.
richierich  +   820d ago
How many more bad things will we hear about MS seriously?
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Iltapalanyymi  +   820d ago

Pathetic M$ do you have ANY shame? I wonder what else M$ will fail in the coming months?
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FlameHawk  +   820d ago
They removed the video LOL.
GarrusVakarian  +   820d ago

There is no "if", unfortunately. Man, as if they needed yet ANOTHER thing to taint their already tainted image/reputation.
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WorldGamer  +   820d ago
Confirmed then. Really sad.
JuniorCE  +   820d ago
Man this is sad...
Killjoy3000  +   820d ago
These guys are ALWAYS jacking footage from other platforms. Where is a team of lawyers when you need them?
Naga  +   820d ago
1) The source video which supposedly substantiates the claim has been taken down.

2) Even if true this is a standard demonstration video from Ubisoft, not Microsoft. Therefore, they would not be to blame in this.

Ubisoft was responsible for covering the button icons - not Microsoft. This video is all over the internet as a next-generation demonstration of what the gameplay looks like. They obviously covered the button icons so that it could be used freely by anyone.

Clarification. I should be clear: I'm not saying that it isn't PS4 footage. I'm saying that it's not accurate or fair to claim it's a result of any deliberate deception or misleading on the part of Microsoft, as the video was just meant to be a Next-Gen demo, not an XB1/PS4 demo. Hence why *UBISOFT* covered the buttons.
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Naga  +   820d ago
Posted by "Ubisoft" and "Watch_Dogs":

(There are countless other official versions of the video from the various regional departments of Ubisoft, as well.)

Microsoft merely shared the video.
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DragonKnight  +   820d ago
onagao: It's Microsoft's responsibility to check the videos they are using to promote the Xbox One. They knew they were given PS4 footage and they decided to run with it. The question is, why couldn't Ubisoft use Xbox One footage? Is there something so wrong with it that it can't be used?
irepbtown  +   819d ago
It does not matter who censored it.

The FACT remains; Microsoft used PS4 footage misleading potential customers. Whether Ubisoft sent it or not, at the end of the day it is PS4 footage.

Ubisoft knew it, Microsoft knew it and they ran with it.
ethomaz  +   820d ago
I saw the video... it was true... and it was in the Xbox channel not UBisoft.

Escapist removed too the video showing NFS: Rivals on Xbone but the gameplay was running on PS4.
abzdine  +   820d ago
yeah man

this is FUN! Come on MS give me more of these
mushroomwig  +   820d ago
'this can't be proven'

Except that people took screenshots of the video before it was taken down.
Aleithian  +   820d ago
Truth FTW!
Idba  +   820d ago
there are pictures and this video wasnt from ubisoft, but from MS. An they knew it was PS4 footage so they tried to cover it up
Naga  +   820d ago
"This video wasn't from Ubisoft, but from MS"?

(There are countless other official versions of the video from the various regional departments of Ubisoft, as well.)

Microsoft merely shared the video.
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GarrusVakarian  +   820d ago
Even when there is cold hard proof of MS being their usual greedy, slimy selves, there is someone who will straight up deny god. Sigh/SMH.

You blame Ubisoft, but Ubisosft didn't upload the video the OFFICIAL XBOX YOUTUBE CHANNEL, jesus christ, wake up!


Im not answering a damn thing, the video was on xbox's official YouTube channel, end of. The denial is so strong i can taste it on the back of my tongue.
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Naga  +   820d ago
Please answer these questions:

Who made the video - Ubisoft or Microsoft?

Who covered the button icons - Ubisoft or Microsoft?

If Microsoft went through the work to cover the button icons, why didn't they replace them with Xbox button icons instead?

Why is this video plastered all over the internet elsewhere, with the exact same button icons covered?

Why do none the sources of this video claim this to be anything except Next-Gen footage?

Here is the video posted by Ubisoft...
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Lannister  +   820d ago
erm, because they're incompetent !?

That's the whole point onagao
TheFallenAngel  +   820d ago
Dude it was true. I saw the video. Then they censored the buttons and now they just removed it.
Naga  +   820d ago
Who censored the buttons, though? The video is all over the internet as a Next-Gen gameplay demonstration coming from Ubisoft ( ) - not Microsoft. Microsoft didn't censor anything - that was Ubisoft's doing.

But people right now are so eager to jump on the Hate Train that this sort of sensible reasoning has already been left behind at the station.
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TheFallenAngel  +   820d ago
Don't know who censored them but it was on the Xbox channel. Before they were censored, it had the ps4 buttons on the Xbox channel.
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devwan  +   820d ago
@onagao jesus man, how much are they paying you for the damage control exercise you're orchestrating?

As for your hate train, that thing rolled out of town months ago, leaving in its wake a deluge of u-turns, botches, half-truths and a whole catalogue of misinformation. Maybe you can find your misplaced cogent reasoning in the lost luggage office?
Mister_Dawg  +   819d ago
I saw Elvis at Tesco last night too.
christrules0041  +   820d ago
That is bogus. Microsoft puts footage up of there games on youtube. Ubisoft or whoever doesn't go onto Microsofts youtube channel and just upload stuff. Watch dogs was announced what like 2 E3s ago. They could easily ask for Ubisoft to put together a Xbox One video of gameplay footage. You don't think Microsoft didn't say hey this looks better. Lets use that footage and blurr out stuff. Microsoft tells Ubisoft this why would Ubisoft say no? It makes there game look better and hopefully for Ubisoft that means they'll sell more copies for the Xbox One then if they showed actual gameplay footage.

Remember the last time they took down there videos was because of all of the backlash they took.

There has also been developers saying the PS4 and Xbox One are basically the same. But the proof is in the pudding and COD GHOSTS runs 1080 upscaled on Xbox One to 1080 p native. Battlefield 4 720p native to 900p native on PS4. Killzone Shadowfall runs 1080p 30+fps on single player and 1080p60fps on multiplayer. Dead rising 3 720p native 30fps.

The list goes on and on. But it's pretty obvious when Microsoft is trying to fool people to maximize there sales.
GarrusVakarian  +   820d ago
" I'm saying that it's not accurate or fair to claim it's a result of any deliberate deception or misleading on the part of Microsoft"

Apart from the fact that....its...on...the...offic l . What about that don't you understand? They KNOWINGLY uploaded that footage, KNOWING it was PS4 footage and tried to fool their customers. How anyone is defending this is beyond my understanding. MS could insult your mother and you would find an excuse as to why it was justified.
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Foxhound922  +   820d ago
Denial at its finest. Microsoft could literally come out and say the ps4 is better and some people would still deny it.
georgenancy  +   820d ago
give it a rest already geez, the evidence is there yet you're still in denial,pathetic
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Sephiroushin  +   820d ago
Why would Ubisoft cover the icons, seriously?! Ubi is third party, obviously if they did, it was just so MS could use the footage, which i guess MS knew it was from PS4 ...
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mechlord  +   820d ago
The idiocy sometimes...

1. there is a screenshot of the culprit frame when the video was on.

2. they removed the video for a reason. if they had nothing to hide and if they werent to blame (if REALLY they were as naive as to just upload some video sent from the publisher without even asking in which console it was captured on) they wouldnt have removed it.

3. Ubisoft is the culprit??? culprit of what? was an ubisoft employee that uploaded a PLAYSTATION 4 video on the OFFICIAL XBOX1 youtube channel?
MAKING IT APPEAR that the superior graphical quality we were seeing was indeed from the Xbox1?

4. You really think that a company with the kinda guns MS has, wouldnt be able to get a decent pc clip to put there, if they really wanted to?

5. You think no one at MS looked at this prior to uploas and said: "you know what, lemme see it there are any button prompts that would give us away" and thoroughly checked it? someone did it, someone flagged it and still they greenlit it.
Pintheshadows  +   820d ago
I like the way they got caught out and there response was 'remove the video and no one will ever know'.
DigitalRaptor  +   820d ago
If the past few months are any indication of the lengths Microsoft will go to obfuscate and downplay the truth about their console and its direct competition, we're going to see a lot more of this kind of behaviour. After all it's nothing a billion dollar marketing blitz can't fix... smh

I could never support a company that deceives its consumers on so many levels.
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user7402931  +   820d ago | Funny
they started from the bottom, and it's been downhill ever since! lol.
BlueShirt7749  +   820d ago
Most of your comments make zero sense. But keep posting!!!!
Tooly  +   820d ago
if you dont understand that then you have no sense
devwan  +   820d ago
On the contrary, they mostly make plenty of sense and often have me smiling - keep them coming, DP!
Stick89  +   820d ago
I can just imagine the execs at Microsoft screaming "Drill baby drill!!!" at the Xbox division when they ask how low they are allowed to go.
user7402931  +   820d ago
ZBlacktt  +   820d ago
Ubisoft has been using the PS4 all year long to show off it's games. So they would have to use PS4 footage to see it. Only now are we seeing AC4 gameplay on the X1.

WatchDogs on PS4

AC4 on PS4

The Division on PS4

The Crew on PS4
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christrules0041  +   820d ago
Yes but for Microsofts youtube channel you would think they could go to Ubisoft and say give us some Xbox One footage. Or did Microsoft say just put up whatever looks better and blurr stuff out. After all they are trying to maximize there sales so why wouldn't Microsoft say use the better stuff. It's not like game companies make a game for the PS4 and it magically works on the Xbox One. Ubisoft has to work on both versions of the game reguardless of what version is shown. It's just deciding which version to show and that was completely up to Microsoft.
ZBlacktt  +   820d ago
Your posting logic and I'm just stating a fact.

If you wanted to see Ubisoft's games, you were going to be watching a PS4 game play video.

Just like Bungie, they've been using a PS4 to showcase their game Destiny all year as well.
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christrules0041  +   820d ago
I know I'm posting logic. But just think Microsoft has offices filled with people that could've figured that simple logic out. If you think about it though official youtube channels or anything officially Microsoft should represent what the actual end product should be. I don't even think we have seen Battlefield 4 Xbox Onenfootage yet even. Microsoft is just PC high right now. Who knows what the actual end product looks like yet.
ZBlacktt  +   820d ago
Yeah, can't speak for them I guess. Their site, they took it down. Kinda of is what it is.
MightyNoX  +   820d ago
El oh el.
MasterCornholio  +   820d ago
So i guess they admit that the PS4 version of WatchDogs is better than the XBOX One version.

Remember when Microsoft advertised ShadowFall as an XBOX One exclusive? That was funny as heck.
Crossbones  +   820d ago
Oh God, M$ will never catch a break.
Hellsvacancy  +   820d ago
Lol, I was just thinking the same thing, everyday they look worse and worse

Not to worry though, the Xbox brand has a LOYAL fanbase, that will just shrug this news off
Sevir  +   820d ago
LOL! Its been a rough 6 months for MS, the Xbox Fanboys and the XBOX One... Let them be....

They reaally dont need anymorebad news and media busting their Chops. LOL Poor Saps...
ShinnokDrako  +   820d ago
MCTJim  +   820d ago
and Sony has done this time and time again with xbox 360 footage...this is common marketing technique.
mr.selfdestruct  +   820d ago
Example please.
MCTJim  +   820d ago
I see all the disagrees? Why?, truth is in the link..not once but twice:

EDIT: and my original post is getting so many matter how hard you click disagree...the truth is still there LOL ....hey why not click this one too with disagrees
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devwan  +   820d ago
@MCTJim and neither of those examples you linked were directly the fault of Sony, instead 3rd parties that didn't know their arses from their elbows.

That's a world away from Microsoft using footage they knew was ps4, blurring out the on-screen evidence and passing it off as amazing footage of their oh-so-powerful hardware. But you know, whatever keeps you raging...
DragonKnight  +   820d ago
@MCTJim: I'll just leave this here.
mr.selfdestruct  +   820d ago
The difference is they had a screen shot clearly showing pgr on plate no attempt to doctor it out. Obviously a mistake. Here the icons showing the triangle circle were clearly blurred out indicating this was an attempt to hide that this was ps4 footage. Explaine that away. Plus when pointed out they replced it with proper footage. Micosoft didn't they simply shut it down. I wonder why that is? Hummmm.
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MCTJim  +   820d ago
Then if you wouldnt mind, explain why they did it twice? Second time is a charm? The link I provided was a commercial. As I stated, it marketing and this is just stock footage and they all use it. Do you think the PS4/X1 are not using PC footage? They definitely are.
georgenancy  +   820d ago
yeah add getting bubbled down for trolling to your list of worries @ MCTjIM
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mr.selfdestruct  +   820d ago
Those are 2 seperate instances by 2 different departments. Neither of them showed doctored evidence. This is clearly an attempt to push off ps4 footage as xbone footage. There in lies a major difference. Again when the error was pointed out it was fixed not taken down. So the question is why didn't Microsoft simply replace it with xbone footage? This was no error it was a blatant lie.
Orange Juice  +   820d ago
Jeez. Hopefully this next year is kinder to ms or they might have to seriously consider entering the console software business. It would be pretty ironic watching the next nintendo use a ms os and their servers.
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BX81  +   820d ago
You know damn well both companies are shady as hell. I wish there was someone who was dedicated enough to dig into the past and call these companies out. That would be a fun read.
Tooly  +   820d ago
pahahhahhahahahhahahahahahhaaa aaaaaaaaa
mr.selfdestruct  +   820d ago
Wow just wow. Microsoft has no dignity I just don't understand how anyone could stand behind this company.
Sci0n  +   820d ago
I want those indenial fanboys to ride that sinking ship to the bottom of the ocean. If they can't see by now what that company is about its because they don't want to.
badboy776  +   820d ago
In my Nelson voice

Ha ha!!!!
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mr.selfdestruct  +   820d ago
Lol Nelson says Ha ha.
badboy776  +   820d ago
Sorry I just got and havent watched Simpsons in years thanks.
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OptimusC  +   820d ago
you mean Nelson....
TheUndertaker85  +   820d ago
That's not Milhouse

That would be Nelson Muntz
Dlacy13g  +   820d ago
supposedly something happened like this with NFS: Rivals as well. So this begs the question... is there an intern at MS asking for game play footage from the companies and not specifying platform or are they just taking game play footage handed to them. Any footage from a 3rd party game is going to be supplied to them by Ubisoft or EA so its oddly funny that this happened.
ThatCanadianGuy514  +   820d ago
FITgamer  +   820d ago
The whole blame it on the intern bit, classy.
devwan  +   820d ago
Great idea! Microsoft need to just throw a random intern under the bus and all will be well again!

SeraphimBlade  +   820d ago
Xbox One's cycle of crappy marketing and ass-covering has been more entertaining than most games coming out this season...
mhunterjr  +   820d ago
I don't doubt at all that MS was using stock footage (Its no secret that PS4 is the primary platform) but I'm baffled that they haven't figured out a way to properly vet this material before publishing it. Understandably, they want to market the fact that the game will appear on their platform, but they don't have the footage to do so, because it doesn't exist, but their are solutions.

All they had to do was post the video with the message "this video is composed of stock footage and may or may not accurately represent the final game". Problem solved.

I'm surprised a huge company is still having this much trouble marketing after such a disastrous E3. Why haven't they learned,
Sci0n  +   820d ago
DCfan  +   820d ago
Expect heavy damage control in this article
king_george  +   820d ago
Lol nah from the looks of the comments above everyone seems to be in agreement. theres one or two defenders but for the most part we all know whats going on. I doubt anyone on this site is stupid enough to not see the truth... I hope
WhatchaTalkinBout  +   820d ago
lololol this just gets sadder and sadder... cant they show any game running on there own hardware.. instead of pc's and now i guess ps4... sad!!
Riderz1337  +   820d ago
Also Escapists preview of NFS Rivals on the Xbox One was using PS4 footage. No video because they took it down but Neogaf managed to take a screenshot.
christrules0041  +   820d ago
Opps lol
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