When Persona 5 launched in the west, Atlus disclosed their rules for those who wish to stream or post “Let’s Plays” of the story heavy game.
Previously, the company asked if footage after the date 7/7 in the game be excluded from all Twitch streams or YouTube channels or possibly suffer a copyright strike.
However, many streamers and fans reached out to the publisher to request they rethink this approach and allow users to stream the game, while others just streamed it anyway.
Today, the company has updated their original guidelines with some a compromise to distraught fans and streamers. The company writes, “To our surprise, we then saw numerous reactive news articles go up, opinion videos post, and received many emails asking us to please change our Persona 5 streaming/video policy.”
They are now asking for fans to not stream past the in game date of 11/19, which evidently is right before some story heavy scenes that they wish not be spoiled.
The publisher continues:
We also want to apologize to those of you who saw the previous guidelines blog post as threatening. 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.
Still, native PlayStation 4 streaming and screenshots are blocked.
Persona 5 is available now worldwide for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3.