Atlus has issued a warning to anyone planning to stream Persona 5.
Atlus has posted a note to Persona 5 players who may be considering streaming the game or posting gameplay videos.
For starters, you can post as many videos as you want, as long as they are under 90 minutes long, include “no major story spoilers,” including the “ending segments of the first three palaces,” and don’t post anything that includes certain scenes, characters, and cutscenes. Streamers are even more limited. Streamers are warned to not stream any content at all past “7/7” – the early July portion of the game.
If you do decide to stream any content beyond that point, Atlus says “you do so at the risk of being issued a content ID claim or worse, a channel strike/account suspension.”
“Simply put, we don’t want the experience to be spoiled for people who haven’t played the game,” the post reads. “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.”
This doesn’t appear to be a new standard for Atlus, as the post concludes by stating that Persona 5 is a “super special case.”
In order to keep yourself out of trouble, check out the Video and Streaming content limitations, directly from Atlus’ post, below.
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, and I’ll leave that 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. I know I 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.
This being a Japanese title with a single-playthrough story means our masters in Japan are very wary about it. Sharing is currently blocked through the native PS4 UI. However, if you do plan on streaming, video guidelines above apply except length. If you decide to stream past 7/7 (I HIGHLY RECOMMEND NOT DOING THIS, YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED), you do so at the risk of being issued a content ID claim or worse, a channel strike/account suspension.