Ubisoft apologizes for using a real-life reenactment group's flag in Assassin's Creed Shadows concept art without permission

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Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80.

, and says the images in question will no longer be used—although it will still appear in the art book that comes with the Assassin's Creed Shadows collector's edition., the issue came to light in June when Japanese gamers noticed the flag of Sekigahara Teppotai in official Assassin's Creed Shadows concept art.

The somewhat odd phrasing is due primarily to the fact that the tweets are being Google translated from their original Japanese, which is a tricky business at best. In an English-language statement provided to PC Gamer, Ubisoft confirmed the mistake and apology. "We have received complaints that the Sekigahara Teppotai's flag was used without permission in two published pieces of concept art," a Ubisoft representative said."We had the opportunity to apologize to the group, and they accepted our apology. The art will no longer be used or distributed, except for inclusion in the art book that comes with the collector's edition. We sincerely apologize for this matter.

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