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Streaming Persona 5 for Too Long Could get you Banned

Atlas is warning players to refrain from streaming the recently released Persona 5 to avoid the game being spoiled. If they do, they could get banned.

Usually when a game launches in the world players are free to do with it what they wish, stream it in its entirety, review the game, and tell the entire world their thoughts. However, Atlas isn’t sticking with those rules with Persona 5.

Persona 5 launched yesterday and gamers couldn’t wait to get their hands on it. Others couldn’t wait to hop on Twitch and share their time with the game with their followers, however Atlus is warning players to refrain from streaming too much, otherwise they’ll get banned.

“We don’t want the experience to be spoiled for people who haven’t played the game,” Atlus USA said. “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 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 [the in-game date of July 7th] you do so at the risk of being issued a content ID claim or worse, a channel strike/account suspension.

“I highly recommend not doing this, you have been warned.”

Having completely removed the PlayStation Share features from the game, those with capture cards are still capable of streaming, but at this point is it really worth it?

In this day and age it’s become common knowledge that once a game is out in the world every nook and cranny will be explored. Those who don’t want spoilers will actively try to avoid anything, but for a publisher to actively tell people not to stream to a certain point, and in such a heavy-handed way, is going to do harm to the game’s publicity as well as future games from Atlas.

Though, Atlas are aware of this: “Persona 5 is a super special case for us and we’re in ongoing discussion about how our policies may evolve in the future.”

Full details of what can or can’t be streamed can be found here.