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Sony pulls PS4 video over allegations of plagiarism

Sony has pulled a new music video that features numerous PS4 titles over allegations of plagiarism.

The video, released by Sony Interactive Entertainment Asia, features work by Tanaka, whom Gematsu reports has previously worked with Boku no Lyric no Boyomi. The video — which features 16 PS4 titles including Final Fantasy VII RemakeFIFA 20Persona 5 RoyalOne Piece: Pirate Warriors 4Death StrandingCall of Duty: Modern WarfareNioh 2Yakuza: Like a DragonProject Sakura Wars and Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot — has come under fire for the animations found between the clips.

Animation site Catsuka says the video “is a rip of many animations from all around the world,” including Steven Universe, FLCL, Gobelins and more and has made a video that details the similarities.

Sony has since pulled the video after the accusation, but hasn’t commented as to why. You can watch the video below courtesy W Gaming.

We’ll update this story as more is learned.


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