Ubisoft recently issued an apology for featuring the flag of a real-life Japanese reenactment group, Sekigahara Teppotai, in the concept art for Assassin’s Creed Shadows. This issue came to light when Japanese gamers noticed the unauthorized use of the flag in the official concept art. The reenactment group’s flag was used without permission, prompting a member of the group to contact Ubisoft Japan and request that they contact the group before using their flag in any artwork.

After some time, Ubisoft responded to the complaint and acknowledged the mistake. They promptly removed the concept art featuring the flag from their official website and stated that it would not be used in the future, except for inclusion in the art book that comes with the collector’s edition of the game. Ubisoft expressed their sincere apologies to Sekigahara Teppotai for the unauthorized use of their flag.

Assassin’s Creed Shadows is scheduled to launch on November 15th, and fans are eagerly awaiting its release. The game is set to offer players a new and exciting experience in the Assassin’s Creed universe.

In addition to the apology issued by Ubisoft, it is important to highlight the significance of respecting intellectual property and obtaining proper permissions when using copyrighted material. This incident serves as a reminder to all creators and developers to be mindful of the source of their inspiration and to always seek permission when incorporating elements from real-life entities into their work.

As the gaming community continues to grow and evolve, it is essential for companies like Ubisoft to uphold ethical standards and maintain positive relationships with fans and external organizations. By addressing issues such as this in a timely and respectful manner, Ubisoft is demonstrating their commitment to integrity and accountability in the gaming industry.