Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion recently released on consoles and PC as a fully-fledged remaster of the original PSP classic, complete with overhauled visuals, updated gameplay and character models. However, while plenty of effort clearly went into carefully polishing the final product, there have been some notable oversights. One painting in the game, in particular, contains a Getty Images watermark.
As spotted by Kotaku, after entering the Shinra mansion during chapter eight of the game, players will notice some decorative paintings hanging on the walls. Upon closer inspection, though, you’ll notice that one painting contains a very faint Getty Images watermark still etched in the middle of it. The painting in question depicts the Ludgate Circus in London in 1881 painted by John Crowther.
It seems like someone at Square Enix didn’t pay the proper licensing to use the image which explains the watermark. More embarassingly, this same painting appears at least three times in this area of the game. However, you can easily walk by these paintings without even noticing the watermark unless you were actively stopping to look at the gallery. Maybe the developers were hoping nobody would notice and instead just get back to the story and action.
Have a look at the image with the Getty Images watermark below:
It won’t be long before Square Enix releases a patch that removes the watermark error, though, and it could simply be an honest mistake during the development process.
The official description for Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion is as follows:
“CRISIS CORE –FINAL FANTASY VII– REUNION follows the story of Zack Fair, a young warrior admired by the boy destined to save the world, trusted by men renowned as heroes of legend, and loved by the girl who holds the fate of the planet in her hands. The tale of Zack’s dreams and honor—the legacy that connects him to Cloud—is revealed in full in this grand saga that has broken the limits of an HD remaster.”
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion is now available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch and PC.