FAU-G: nCore Games clarified the truth behind the poster from Shutterstock

The image license was officially bought from Shutterstock

FAU-G: Fearless And United – Guards, the name which has blown away almost the whole India recently. This game was introduced by Akshay Kumar, an Indian Bollywood actor, developed by Bangalore based company, nCore Games. The game came into the news just after the news of the ban on PUBG Mobile, it is an Indian game, based on the Indian Army. After the official poster of FAU-G was released, many sources and individuals were claiming that the game’s official poster was taken illegally from Shutterstock; many sources were also claiming that the game’s poster was copied from a foreign music band named ‘Collision of Innocence‘.

nCore Games clarified the truth behind FAU-G Poster

After getting a massive backlash from Indian audiences, the developers of this game, ‘nCore games‘ recently gave clarification about this matter on their social media. They also denied the claim that the FAU-G game was conceptualized by late Indian actor Sushant Singh Rajput. They officially announced that they bought the license to use the background image from Shutterstock.

The tweet mentions the foundations of nCore Games by entrepreneur Vishal Gondal and Dayanadhi MG & others who have been in the gaming industry for over 20 years. It involves a team of over 25 members who are currently developing the FAU-G game. According to the tweet, Vishal Gondal started his 1st gaming company Indiagames in 1998 which was sold 100% to Walt Disney in 2012, and he is also called the “father of Indian gaming industry“. They further went on to explain,

Further, there are stories doing the rounds that the poster of our action game, FAU-G, is plagiarised. We would like to further clarify that we have officially bought the license to use the image from Shutter Stock. Additionally, this is just a teaser poster and we would be releasing the official game Title Screen and in-game art soon.

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The famous Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar also plays an active role in the development of the game. He is the mentor of the game development team. The title (FAU-G) got the suggestion from him too.

Final thoughts

nCore Games also said that they will take necessary actions as may be legally advised against all such persons and brands including any foreign nationals who are spreading such baseless and fake news to ruin the company’s reputation.

With the developers targeting a late October release for FAU-G, only after the release, we can get to see how the game is, until then we can only speculate.

With the developers clarifying that the FAU-G poster was not plagiarised and officially bought from Shutter Stock how do you think the game will fare in the long run post-release? Let us know in the comments!

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