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Microsoft has pulled a PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds advert after a fan complained the company had copied their art.

Reddit user macsterr noticed similiarities between Microsoft's new advert and the concept they had created and posted online two months earlier.

Macsterr's image shows a PUBG character wading through a field of long grass, contained within the top of an Xbox One S, with a bright cloudy background.

Microsoft's image shows a PUBG character wading through a field of long grass, contained within the top of an Xbox One X, with a bright cloudy background.


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Macsterr's concept


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"Remember my Xbox One ad concept? Microsoft just copied it!" macsterr wrote on Reddit. "I'm not saying I own any copyright but the original post has 63k views so I assume they saw it and I got no credits."

Microsoft - via Xbox mouthpiece Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb - has now responded, and said the official advert had now been pulled.

"Hey guys, I wanted to let you know that this is being investigated," Hryb posted in response. "In the meantime, our official channels have pulled down the asset in question. I'll follow up with the OP /u/macsterr/ once I get more details."
#2. Posted:
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That's messed up!

Xbox will probably come out on top out of all of this tho
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That's sucks, the guy didn't even get credited for.
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Would be cool for them to re-add it and give the user create.
#5. Posted:
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That's not cool at all.

At least 63,000 people know he was the original creator.
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yeah i get this hunch xbox will snake out of this real quick
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thats messed up that dude did an amazing job on that
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Microsoft need to give credit where it's due.
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Exposed. Poor guy who created it should of got some credit
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