Microsoft apologises after using PC footage to advertise The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on Xbox

Microsoft has issued an apology for using The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt PC footage on their Xbox YouTube channel without further disclosure.

“This morning we posted a new trailer for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to our YouTube channels featuring footage provided by CD Projekt Red that was captured from the PC version of the game and may not be reflective of final Xbox One gameplay,” a Microsoft spokesperson said.

“This was in no way intended to misrepresent the title on Xbox One. We have updated the description of the asset to make clear the source and platform of this footage. We apologize for any confusion and look forward to the game arriving on both Xbox One and PC on May 19, 2015.”

The video now sports a description that reads “In game footage provided by CD Projekt Red, captured on a PC.”

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt can run at 1080p/60fps on Windows PC, but will be limited to 900p/30fps on Xbox One.

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