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

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 Macsterr had 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” Hryb a day later.

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