An accusation of plagiarism has been levelled at Activision over an Operator Skin called Loyal Samoyed, which was due to launch alongside the Terminator 2-themed Judgement Day bundle in Call of Duty: Warzone and Call of Duty: Vanguard.
Concept artist Sail Lin claims that the design was plagiarized from a piece they created more than two years ago, called 'Samoye Medical', which they had uploaded to the online art portfolio website ArtStation.
As pointed out by Polygon, developer Raven Software has since removed images referencing the skin from its website, as you can see here and here.
The skin was shown off as a part of the Floof Fury Tracer Pack bundle, which featured in a now-deleted trailer, but can still be viewed elsewhere on YouTube:
Neither Raven nor Activision has yet to respond to this accusation, but we will update you when they do. What do you think of this whole situation? Let us know in the comments section below.
[source ign.com, via polygon.com]
They're so creatively bankrupt they need to plagiarize.
The plagiarism is pretty blatant. Some artist must have been taking shortcuts
Yeah that certainly looks like clear cut plagiarism. The fact they tried to remove all mention of the skin practically confirms it too. Good on the artist for calling this out.
Should have waited till it gets sold and makes money.
Then make it a big deal and get a compensation.
Now they can just remove it and say "Oops, one of our third party contractors did this and we terminated out relationship with them"
@ErnisDy ala Limbo of the Lost 😂
Looks like the friend of all gamers isn't the friend of all creators 😂
@ErnisDy or Activision could give that money you are talking about to a lawyer who is going to "clean" their name and the original creator would need to spend money in a lawyer on their own to hopefully win a case vs a multi millionaire company. Stopping them now was a good option.
I mean they reuse old assets for new games, makes sense they would outright plagiarize, as well.
Once MS fully takes over Activision-Blizzard will so much better. I doubt we will see ***** like this happening anymore.
Was wondering how long it would take for this to appear on here.
Total blatant rip off.
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