Persona 5 Royal Sharing and Streaming Restrictions Detailed by Atlus
Atlus published multiple guidelines for players wishing to share Persona 5 The Royal content.
A few hours before Persona 5 Royal launched in Japan, Atlus published a statement asking players to follow their guidelines when sharing content from the game.
The most important part of the announcement is how Atlus prohibited players from sharing or streaming Persona 5 Royal videos or screenshots, starting from the in-game date of December 24 until the ending. This is the same range that Producer Wada mentioned a few months ago when sharing restrictions were first brought up.
As for other parts of P5R, if you’re planning to stream them, Atlus asks to please properly mark spoilers if you’ll stream story content, to not stream using anything else than the PlayStation Share function, to not make BGM videos, and to include the copyrights logos ©ATLUS ©SEGA. And then you have the usual streaming conditions any game has and which I won’t bother translating, like “don’t slander the game or other players”.
Atlus said any content which doesn’t follow these guidelines is subject to deletion and discontinuation. And apparently you’ll get various curses from Justine and Caroline.
Atlus also mentioned these guidelines were made so everyone can enjoy Persona 5 Royal without getting spoiled.
This isn’t surprising as Atlus has been doing that for years now. In the past, I believe certain videos would get striked by Atlus, like reuploads of official videos, or spoiler videos, but I think they do that much less nowadays. It’s not like they can check anything anyway, and I’m pretty sure there will be videos on YouTube showing the new Palace in P5R who will never be striked. Moreover, the original Persona 5 had similar streaming restrictions, and they got slightly relaxed a long while after it released. Something similar will probably happen with Persona 5 Royal in the future.
Persona 5 Royal launches in Spring 2020 in the west, on PS4. I’ll be playing the Japanese version and write my thoughts on it in a few days. Meanwhile, Persona 5 Scramble launches on February 20 in Japan on PS4 and Switch. The game wasn’t announced in the west yet but it’ll definitely come over.