If you plan to stream Persona 5, be careful not to show any specific plot points or story spoilers. Otherwise, Atlus might issue a content ID claim or worse, an account suspension.
With Persona 5 out in the wild today, Atlus wants to ensure nothing is spoiled for fans of the series by anyone planning to stream live gameplay. The same applies to those who plan to post gameplay videos.
To keep this from happening, the publisher has issued a set of guidelines for streamers along with astern warning.
“Our fans have waited years for the game to come out and we really want to make sure they can experience it fully as a totally new adventure,” said the company. Please read our video/streaming guidelines below:
“Please do not post any specific plot points or story spoilers, and only talk about the game in broad strokes. Good example: ‘The game deals with dark themes right off the bat, with a lecherous teacher and other corrupted individuals.’
“You’re more than welcome to talk/show Confidants, the new combat, the Velvet Room, the dungeons, etc. Just please keep in mind that as a singular story playthrough, viewers are highly wary of spoilers.”
Atlus has said to limit video in-game content through 7/7.
Below you will find the complete set of guidelines. That said, if you don’t plan on streaming or sharing videos, you may wanna skip the list just in case there’s a spoiler in there.
- 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, left up to your good judgment. If you need some guidelines, 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.
- We mentioned not showing the end of each palace, but 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.
- You can post straight gameplay or have commentary.
- Sharing is currently blocked through the native PS4 UI.
- If you do plan on streaming, video guidelines above apply except length.
- If you decide to stream past 7/7 (DO NOT DO THIS), you do so at the risk of being issued a content ID claim or worse, a channel strike/account suspension.
Atlus went on to say Persona 5 is a “super special case” and it’s having an “ongoing discussion” about how policies may evolve in the future.
Just some things to keep in mind before hitting the record button, then.
Persona 5 is available for both PlayStation 4 and PS4 today alongside a swath of costume DLC.