Persona 5 has gained an immense following since it was released earlier this month, due to its vibrant world and engaging gameplay. While it was deemed as the game that redefined modern JRPGs, it also generated some controversy after developers Atlus issued strict streaming guidelines, while threatening offenders with an account suspension or content ID claim. Streamers and content makers were clearly not impressed with the move, and they retaliated by continuing streaming, which prompted Atlus to issue an apology.
Initially, you weren’t allowed to stream or show content past the in-game date of July 7, but Atlus has compromised by extending it to November 19 instead, according to the blog post on their official website. They also apologize on their no-nonsense stance regarding the streaming policy, while expressing regret on the aggressive tone they used. “We also want to apologize to those of you who saw the previous guidelines blog post as threatening,” said the statement. “We want to be transparent about what we do, and the reason we released the guidelines was to give streamers the right information up front. It was never our intention to threaten people with copyright strikes, but we clearly chose the wrong tone for how to communicate this.”
It’s unclear whether the rest of the Persona 5 streaming guidelines are still in place, but it’s best to stick to them for the time being. You wouldn’t want to risk incurring the wrath of Atlus and have your content taken down after doing all the hard work. As for the apology, it’s a nice move from the developers to address the controversy, so let’s just hope this will be the end of it as all we want to do is to just enjoy the game.
Source: VG 24/7