Everyone was pretty blown away by Anthem‘s Xbox One X gameplay reveal at E3 2017. Even PlayStation must have liked the footage, so much so that it posted the same video on its official PlayStation YouTube page.
At first, viewers noticed it was the same footage, but considered that maybe it was running on a PlayStation 4 Pro. But a few intrepid fans noticed something strange: It turns out that PlayStation took the Xbox One X footage and superimposed its own buttons on top of the Xbox One buttons visible in the trailer.
In order to have pulled this off, an editor at PlayStation would have had to manipulated each frame of the footage, replacing Xbox’s LB (left bumper) button with PlayStation’s L1 button, for instance. But it looks like whoever edited the footage missed a few frames, and when the footage was slowed down, viewers noticed the discrepancy.
The video has since been taken down, but you can check out a frame captured from the video by Eurogamer.
Honestly, this wouldn’t be that big of a deal if the footage was running on comparable systems. Xbox One X has considerably more power under its hood than the PlayStation 4 Pro, though, making the video unrepresentative of what the game would actually look like on Sony’s system.
It seems like a strange decision for PlayStation’s team to take Xbox One X footage and try to pass it as its own. After all, the video was posted to the internet, and nothing gets past the internet, especially when it comes to a highly-anticipated title by a big-name developer like BioWare.
Anthem is scheduled for a fall 2018 release on Xbox One, PS4, and PC.