Microsoft uses PC footage of Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in Xbox One advertisement – backfires spectacularly.
Recently it was revealed that Microsoft will get to pimp an exclusive Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Xbox One bundle in a bid to shift consoles. No bad thing. Good move in fact. However, Microsoft then try to con perspective buyers by launching a Witcher 3 trailer that is in fact the PC version running on a very high end machine.
Naturally they get caught red handed and the shit hits the fan and NeoGaf has another meltdown.
Microsoft have now apologised for their “oversight” and added this statement:
“This morning we posted a new trailer for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to our YouTube channels featuring footage provided by CD Projekt Red that was captured from the PC version of the game and may not be reflective of final Xbox One gameplay,”
“This was in no way intended to misrepresent the title on Xbox One. We have updated the description of the asset to make clear the source and platform of this footage. We apologise for any confusion and look forward to the game arriving on both Xbox One and PC on May 19, 2015.”
Wasn’t intended? Hmm, I’m not so sure given that in other news sales of Xbox One have decreased by 20% year-over-year as it continues to get a royal kicking from Sony’s Playstation 4.
Bullshots not working? Then why not just use footage from another, superior platform and claim it as your own. Just don’t get caught.
Clearly Microsoft forgot that the internet exists and that you will get torn a new one trying to pull this kind of shit.