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    Hi-Rez caught using art from Blizzard

    A redditor identified a background lifted straight from Blizzard’s Overwatch used in Hi-Rez’s Paladins, which has already been critized for being essentially a clone of Overwatch. Apparently they used an “overseas partner” (read: China) who provided some assets. It’s hard to imagine a studio with as much influence as Hi-Rez outsourcing their background artwork without taking any time to evaluate it before throwing it into a game.

    link to art director’s response and the gif comparison

    someone also pointed out a bug shows a menu screen background from Blizzard’s Heroes Of The Storm. Guess that’s what you get when you don’t do your own art in-house!
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    Good to see it's been identified and cleared up.
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    Yes, its good that it has been identified, but talking about clones on market, I'm in impression of bigger budget, safer game have to in terms of art direction, game play etc. as its have to money for investors. Entertainment industry is not only one which is outsourcing, probably almost everything you have bought have made in cheaper countries unless you are aware of it, found alternative product and got it way way more costly but hopefully company have learned something out of this.

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