Atlus: Threatening Streamers And Let’s Players?

You can’t show much of the new Atlus game.

Atlus’ Persona 5 has been released outside Japan yesterday, and there are immediately a few rules that we have to keep in mind if we want to stream or record some portions of it. Allow us to quote some parts of the Atlus post:

„Please, PLEASE do not post any specific plot points or story spoilers, and only talk about the game in broad strokes. […] Please limit video content through the in-game date of 7/7.

Video Content

  • You can post however many additional videos you’d like, but please limit each to be at most 90 minutes long.
  • No major story spoilers […] avoid showing/spoiling the ending segments of the first three palaces. While you can show initial interactions with Yusuke, avoid his awakening scene, and that whole deal about THE painting. Also, don’t post anything about a certain student investigator.
  • […] You can grab footage from the Kamoshida boss fight. However, don’t capture video from the other major boss fights.
  • Must not focus solely on cutscenes/animated scenes, should prominently feature dungeon crawling/spending time in Tokyo.


Streaming Content

This being a Japanese title with a single-playthrough story means our masters in Japan are very wary about it. Sharing is currently blocked through the native PS4 UI. However, if you do plan on streaming, video guidelines above apply except length. If you decide to stream past 7/7 (I HIGHLY RECOMMEND NOT DOING THIS, YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED), you do so at the risk of being issued a content ID claim or worse, a channel strike/account suspension.”

The twist is that Persona 5 has been available since September in Japan – almost nine months by this point. Twitch streamers even translated the game back then. Also, there’s no time limit mentioned for this limitation whatsoever. While it’s understandable that Atlus wants more players to experience Persona 5, but by not saying something like „we will lift end these rules in May”, it’s not that fair, to say the least…

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