Atlus, the creators of Shin Megami Tensei and the Persona series, have threatened Persona 5 streamers with punishment if they go too far into the game on a stream.
Atlus USA posted th notice today for streamers, telling them not to stream too far to prevent spoiling people who haven’t played.
Persona 5 has been a hotly anticipated game for the last few years, and has been delayed multiple times before finally coming out today.
Regardless, Atlus has threatened copyright strikes and pulldowns for streamers that go too far into the game and threaten to spoil it for others.
While Atlus USA may have a relaxed opinion of streamers and Let’s Players, the Atlus bigwigs in Japan are definitely wary of spoilers.
The worry appears to be that if people see too much of the game, they’ll decide that they don’t want to play it and, so, Atlus will lose a sale.
Unfortunately, this means a lot of Persona fans that currently don’t have access to a Playstation or are looking forward to their fellow streamers and Let’s Players reacting to the game have had those dreams dashed under Atlus’s threats to Persona 5 streamers.
However, Atlus USA has also said that their policies may change in the future, so maybe Atlus will realize that they’re running the risk of alienating people with this policy and may relax it or reverse it entirely.
We can’t really know unless they do something else with it at some point in the future.
So, if you’re a Persona 5 streamer that was looking forward to streaming the game out for all of your fans on Twitch, you’re probably going to want to hold back a little bit until Atlus relaxes its spoiler policy.
Persona 5 has come out today in the West for Playstation 3 and Playstation 4, so if you’re a Persona fan that’s been waiting as long as we have, hurry up and go get it!