They never saw it coming.
Since the released of Persona 5, Atlus has been quite explicit about the rules and guidelines for streaming game content. Broadcasters were not allowed to show any game content past the in-game date of 7/7, and anyone who did so ran the risk of receiving an account suspension or a copyright strike. Needless to say, many streamers and fans were upset with those guidelines. Not to mention, all of the social and sharing features on the PS4 were disabled for the game as well.
As it turns out, Atlus has been listening to fan feedback, and they’ve issued a new update that changes the streaming guidelines for Persona 5.
‘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. We recognize that our fans are the reason why the game is the major worldwide success it is, and we continue to want them to be able to enjoy the game without fear of being spoiled. However, we also heard your issues with the guidelines and have decided to revise them. Because we want to give players the most access to the game while respecting the original goal, we’re now asking players to refrain from streaming or posting video past the end of the in-game date of 11/19—when the main story gears up for the final act.’
Well, at least now Twitch viewers will be able to see more of the game online.
Persona 5 is now available on PS4 and PS3.