For most people, seeing a massive corporation like Sony, Nintendo or Microsoft recognize their work through re-tweet or praise can be a badge of honor. It's as if Senpai had noticed you. But what if Senpai noticed, but never told you? Or worse, did he realize his work and copy it?
That is currently the situation facing Redditor Macsterr, as he saw the new PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Advertising with a striking similarity to his own demo.
The original publication of reddit got 63k of visits and 3825 ascending votes, which means that many people saw the design of the model. Macsterr said: "I'm not saying I have any copyright, but the original post has 63k views, so I guess they saw it and I did not get any credit, thanks for voting!" In a sub-thread response.
Of course, there is no evidence that this design has been "stolen", but the similarities are surprising. In the thread, Redditor Sh1pT0aster advised the lawyer of Macsterr: "Legit would look for a lawyer. / R / legaladvice". Other noted / tagged Xbox Programming Director Larry 'Major Nelson' Hryb
A few years ago, Firewatch, of Campo Santo, saw its warm pastel aesthetic suddenly emerge from various companies, including people like Sales Force Data Cloud.
Meanwhile, some posters do not see the big problem. Nugyflex said: "What the hell is wrong with you, is it an AD concept, and how are you going to credit someone for your ad?" They either use it and do not give credit, or do not use it. I would be happy anyway. "
While Microsoft has assets of PUBG and Xbox One and can do with them what they want, the aspect of this is ... poor. Even if it was a total coincidence, you would have to imagine that Microsoft is accepting some kind of recognition regarding the similarities between the two ads that are in the store.
On the other hand, art is strange. The graphic design is strange. It is possible that people have surprisingly similar ideas of totally opposite places. Speaking personally, as a writer with an almost infinite consideration for my favorite writers and creators, I am tired every day of subconsciously imitating some phrase or jargon or saying that it comes from the media I value most. Then, it is possible that this is, with luck, a subliminal, subconscious, cosmic error.