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Microsoft again uses Battlefield 4 PC footage in Xbox One promo

Once again, Microsoft is caught using PC footage for an Xbox One promo of the game.

Microsoft has apparently once again used PC footage of Battlefield 4 and tried to pass it on as actual Xbox One gameplay footage. Microsoft recently sponsored a Battlefield 4 event where players from the US and Europe competed on Xbox One consoles, and the promo video featured Xbox One footage (notice the “Backspace” button in the top right corner — 50+ sec in).

This isn’t the first time Microsoft has done this. During the E3 press conference in June, the Xbox One stage demo crashed and DICE used the PC version as a backup.

Then at the PAX event a few months ago, players thought they were playing the actual Xbox One version of the game. But it was just Xbox One controllers that were hooked up to PCs hidden away.

It’s surprising that Microsoft still uses PC footage of Battlefield 4 for promotional purposes, when we know that the game runs pretty well on Xbox One — check out a recent video here. At least, we think it’s running on the Xbox One…

Battlefield 4 will be an Xbox One launch title when the console is released on November 22 in North America.

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  1. whatever
    November 2nd, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    It’s truly pathetic how low M$ can sink. Their E3 presentation sucked, they completely butchered Windows, not to mention all the controversies around the XBone and they STILL haven’t learned from their mistakes.

    • CAT
      November 2nd, 2013 at 6:27 pm

      no where in the promo did it say it was XBOX footage. so how could they be claiming if they never claimed

      • AliGGGGGG
        November 5th, 2013 at 3:23 pm

        One would expect a contest held on the XBone to use actual XBone footage instead of PC/PS3/etc.

  2. Rickthemonk
    November 2nd, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    It doesn’t say backspace it says battle log

    • bathmna_007
      November 2nd, 2013 at 3:01 pm

      If you look on the left of that, you will see the backspace key

  3. danial van t hof
    November 2nd, 2013 at 1:00 pm


  4. Tyrane
    November 2nd, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    They… never tried passing this off as xbox one gameplay, it was just supposed to be battlefield 4 gameplay. come on Central this is just confirming that all you guys are PC and Sony fanboys that’ll find any excuse to hate on microsoft. I’m sick of people who hate xbox for no real reason and just make crap tons of ‘anti microsoft’ and ‘sony/PC elitist’ articles

    • matthew
      November 2nd, 2013 at 10:44 pm

      dude read the little thing at the bottom of any of the bf4 promotions for xbox one u will see actual xbox one footage

      • Tyrane
        November 3rd, 2013 at 4:44 am

        Not this one

  5. Jebus
    November 2nd, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    Are you serious guys? Xbox is using the footage because there isn’t any other footage to use. People will find any excuse to insult Microsoft nowadays.

    • Tyrane
      November 3rd, 2013 at 4:43 am


  6. Maverick1776
    November 3rd, 2013 at 3:31 am

    @ Jebus
    Watch the videos. There are some xbox one videos that show BF4 in game footage, but show it’s running on xbox. But look closer….. Oh wow keyboard keys for toggling flashlight/scopes/laser. When was the last time an xbox remote had the [V] and [T] for buttons ?

    Come again, with your shallow comment ?

  7. Nicholas Argus
    November 3rd, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    This is clearly an MICROSOFT XBOX marketing advertisement, with both teams being led by MICROSOFT XBOX employees, Major Nelson and AceyBongos for the US and EU respectively, clearly stating that the game will be played on the MICROSOFT XBOX ONE at the tournament…. and yet they showed PC footage.

    There isnt any other footage to be used? Search youtube. You can find plenty of footage from PS4, why didnt they use that?

    They are literally admitting that XB1 is inferior and they dont want to show how bad it looks.

    Not to mention just another instance of Microsoft thinking that the consumer wouldnt notice details and tried to dupe us.

  8. SamRock
    November 3rd, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    No where did MS say that its a XBOX one footage!

    This video is from the E3 demo… whats wrong with you guys? Are you stupid not to notice that its an E3 demo video?

    Too much Sony P(iece of)S(hit)4 fanboy?

  9. dutchy
    November 4th, 2013 at 12:43 am

    Nothing to see here move along please.
    All is ok, simply BUY an XBox One and you will see it’s perfect.

    • Nicholas Argus
      November 6th, 2013 at 12:55 pm

      why would i buy a product from a company that cant even show me footage and content from that product?

      September 20th, 2014 at 1:19 pm

      Yeah, it’s perfect.. That’s why the one I borrowed(and thousands more) has a disc read error = Can’t play games from discs.. and it’s sooo laggy.. but yeah, “it’s perfect”. ===P

  10. Caleb
    November 11th, 2013 at 8:59 am

    Sorry to say but plays station does the same thing

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