news\ Apr 4, 2017 at 3:17 pm

Spoil Persona 5 in a stream and risk an account/channel suspension

That's a bit heavy, eh, Atlus?

Persona 5 has officially released outside of Japan on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, but not without limits. Atlus is threatening channel strikes and content ID claims on anyone who pushes the boundaries on video content for Persona 5.

According to Atlus, streamers and YouTubers should not speak freely on "any specific plot points or story spoilers." Instead, Atlus advises that people refer to the game "in broad strokes." Talking about the game's Confidants, new combat, Velvet room, and dungeons has been OKed by Atlus, but they stress to be wary of spoilers.

The streaming/video content limits, as per Atlus' post

"In-game Content Limit: Please limit video content through 7/7.

Video Content

  • 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."

According to the blog post, sharing through the native PS4 UI has been blocked, which means you'll have to find other means to share your gameplay. Any type of streaming will require following the points above, otherwise, you risk losing your content or getting hit with a channel strike/account suspension.

That's right, Atlus is pulling out the big guns. Check out the warning, emphasized by Atlus PR, below: 

"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."

So, consider yourself warned.

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