The latest trailer for Destiny 2: The Witch Queen accidentally used up some fan art that an artist posted almost a year ago.
As a Twitter user Zyron Kai reported over the weekend, one of the many jump clippings on the evidence wall shown in the trailer features an image of Xivu Arath, the Hive God of War, which the artist Male job on Twitter back on October 30, 2020. That was a bit inflated for the trailer, but the resemblance is disturbing. You can see it for yourself around the 42 second mark, but only for a brief moment.
All this deception. All the lies. Now the Light? But why? pic.twitter.com/LT3OJJqTjrSeptember 24, 2021
Male responded to the reappearance of their art shortly after it was noticed, agreeing with the popular theory that it was probably a mistake that slipped into production without being updated, and jokingly celebrating that their art was good enough to make a trailer out of it although it didn’t earn any showcase fan art.
Destiny Community Manager Cozmo monitored the situation today. “There was some confusion while creating this post and the art of @ relay314 was accidentally used,” he said. confirmed. “We contacted them and got permission to use their work and now credit them for this impressive community performance of Xivu Arath.”
Even before this resolution, Mal E repeatedly pointed out that they didn’t think Bungie had used his art intentionally or maliciously, at any given time. Tweeter that “I cannot for life imagine something so egregious as it is anything but a strange mistake,” and quickly adding that it is important to report situations like this when they arise – like this is sometimes the case in this industry. But especially now that Bungie has officially reached out, it’s clear there’s no bad blood on either side.
so so so sorry for anyone who got caught up in some of the messy parts of this. Pretty stressful weekend and I had no control over this whole situation but I am so moved to see how awesome the Destiny community is, thank you to everyone who supported me during this weird weekend !! 💙 💙September 27, 2021
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