Did Microsoft upload PS4 footage of 'Watch_Dogs' in its Xbox YouTube channel?

With the launch of not one but two next-gen game consoles due out in 15 days, you have to expect that certain mistakes will happen when it comes to the promotion and marketing of these products. One of them may have happened to Microsoft on a recent YouTube upload of gameplay from "Watch_Dogs", the upcoming open world action game from Ubisoft that is coming for both the Xbox One and Sony's PlayStation 4 consoles.

As this Reddit threat shows, a brief moment of gameplay footage shown on the Xbox YouTube channel seems to indicate it was taken from a PS4 build, as the distinctive buttons from Sony's controllers can be seen in the lower right hand corner. Microsoft allegedly tried to edit the footage after it went live to remove the buttons but now the video has been removed completely from the YouTube channel.

It's more than likely that Ubisoft provided the same "Watch_Dogs" footage to both Sony and Microsoft for promotional purposes and didn't see the PS4 controller buttons, and that Microsoft also didn't see them before they uploaded the video to their YouTube account.  When you are dealing with developers who are making games for both systems, things like this are bound to happen. Still, it's a reminder that the graphical looks for both the Xbox One and PS4 versions are pretty close to the human eye.

Thanks to DixieNormus for the tip!

Source: Reddit | Image via Fixn

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Rudy said,
It shows badly on the group responsible for that particular Youtube account

No it doesn't. It was promotional footage sent out by the marketing company for the game.

MikeChipshop said,

No it doesn't. It was promotional footage sent out by the marketing company for the game.

Of a game running on your biggest competitor's console, I would either request a new video running on my console or not put the video up

Probably spot on with the possibility that Ubisoft gave them some footage to use and it was uploaded by some intern somewhere without checking on things, or that there simply was no other footage to show off the game - this was a game ad, not a xbox specific ad.

Skin said,
Probably spot on with the possibility that Ubisoft gave them some footage to use and it was uploaded by some intern somewhere without checking on things, or that there simply was no other footage to show off the game - this was a game ad, not a xbox specific ad.

Given that the name of the vid is Watchdogs: Gameplay Series... and not Watchdogs: Super Awesome Xbox One Time... yeah, I'm going with provided by Ubi and just straight posted on Youtube.

what's that old saying? "if you can't beat em, upload their video on your youtube channel" jk (this generation is absolute bonkers and it hasn't even started yet)

Microsoft allegedly tried to edit the footage after it went live to remove the buttons

its a copyright infringement, legal notice are in order.

Torolol said,

its a copyright infringement, legal notice are in order.

Only if the copyright holder wants to press charges, which in this case, I don't think they want to.

I would like to see the game running on the Xbox One, since footage of the game for that platform hasn't been released yet.

To be honest, I have seen all kinds of button map layouts erroneously appear once or twice in multi-platform games (e.g. PS3 DS Triangle, Circle layout on PC GOTY version of Batman Arkham Asylum, Xbox 360 pad on PS3 version of Transformers War For Cybtertron & Windows KB & Mouse appear in Flatout: Ultimate Carnage on the Xbox 360).

In this case however, more likely someone goofed!

So many using everything in their arsenal to discredit the Xbone. Why and what for? If the Xbone is graphically and powerfully more superior than the Xbox 360, then that's all that matters.

It sure is the year of liking Microsft and saying vista was a decent OS makes you look cool and know what you are talking about.

"Still, it's a reminder that the graphical looks for both the Xbox One and PS4 versions are pretty close to the human eye"

No they are not. The PS4 version is vastly superior to the Xbox One version. But the game's lead platform is the PC and this is clearly evident.

Also, Watch Dogs is quite a boring game. I imagine the developers had a panic attack when they saw how vast and busy the GTA V game world is in comparison to Watch Dogs.

Watch Dogs is NOT going to be the game we all hoped it would be and an extra 6 months worth of development will not change that. It's shaping up to be decent but it will not be a world beater.

Steve121178 said,
No they are not. The PS4 version is vastly superior to the Xbox One version. But the game's lead platform is the PC and this is clearly evident.

Um, I'm prolly going to wait for it to be out before calling the PS4 > X1. Crazy as I am..

Steve121178 said,
They have already said that it's the lead console platform plus it has the exclusive content that the X1 version does not have.

All I can find is that the PC is the lead platform and I'm not going to worry about Ubi's usual 'exclusive' 60mins of gameplay for one system - they do that all the time and almost always end up releasing it for other platforms/versions as DLC. I still think I'll wait to see if the PS4 version is (your words) 'vastly superior'! Passing judgement months before release - still a bad idea.

I don't have high hopes for watchdogs, nor any other ubisoft game actually. Apart from beyond good & evil and the new rayman games anyway.

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