Streamers can turn off licensed music in Cyberpunk 2077 to avoid DMCA strikes

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 20 November 2020 12:35 GMT

We’re sure this will be music to some of your ears.

CD Projekt RED has taken steps to allow streamers and YouTubers to play Cyberpunk 2077 without being worried about their content being hit with DMCA strikes.

In the latest episode of its Night City Wire video series, the developer’s UK head of communications, Hollie Bennett, said that it was including a mode what would allow influencers to turn off certain copyrighted songs that might cause issues.

“We know that for content creators, licensed music can sometimes be problematic,” Bennett said. “So with this new mode, you’ll be able to disable a small number of selected tracks which could cause some issues, replacing them with a different song, helping to avoid any problems.”

These tracks will automatically be disabled when people stream from consoles, but this can be toggled on or off. Those broadcasting from PC will be able to enable or disable this music from Cyberpunk 2077’s settings.

This comes in the wake of Twitch deleting a whole load of video content from its platform after receiving a slew of DMCA strikes. In the past, titles such as Microsoft and Remedy’s Quantum Break allowed players to disable copyrighted music for the exact same reason.

Cyberpunk 2077 boasts over 150 tracks from artists including Swedish punk band Refused, pop sensation Grimes and hip hop supergroup Run The Jewels. Despite rumours that Lady Gaga was appearing in the eagerly-anticipated RPG, it seems that this isn’t the case.

Cyberpunk 2077 is set to launch on December 10 following a three-week delay. The game looks like an absolute beast, too, with reports emerging that the PlayStation 4 is shipping on two Blu-ray discs. Those buying CD Projekt’s sci-fi RPG on Google’s Stadia streaming service will receive the platform’s Premiere package entirely for free. That bundle includes a Stadia controller and a Chromecast Ultra to broadcast the cloud games platform to your TV.

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