It seems the studio wasn't aware the image was AI-made.
One does not simply use AI-generated art for games, especially famous ones, and Blaze Entertainment had to learn it the hard way.
On June 1, the company announced its partnership with Gearbox to bring Duke Nukem 1+2 Remastered to the Evercade retro handheld. The news was accompanied by the game's key art, which was quickly accused of being machine-made. Keen eyes noticed some issues with the character's fingers and feet, and Blaze had to publish a statement apologizing for the image.
"It is abundantly clear from the response on social media that the work on this commission has fallen below the expectation and standards demanded by fans due to the artists’ use of AI in the process.
We are immediately removing the art where possible to do so and will be announcing a replacement commission in due course that better meets the high standard expected."
This situation reads like a warning: tensions are high, do not use AI-generated art for promotion if you don't want to face a backlash.
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