Atlus has an Update on Persona 5 Streaming

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

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Atlus has updated their streaming guidelines for Persona 5.  In a statement released today they are now asking players to refrain from streaming or posting video past the end of the in-game date of 11/19. They also apologize if anyone saw their previous statement as threat, as it was never their intention to do so.

You can read the full statement below the break.


When Persona 5 launched, we put out a set of video/streaming guidelines that we hoped would limit online spoilers for fans who have yet to play the game.

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.

We also want to apologize to those of you who saw the previous guidelines blog post as threatening. We want to be transparent about what we do, and the reason we released the guidelines was to give streamers the right information up front. It was never our intention to threaten people with copyright strikes, but we clearly chose the wrong tone for how to communicate this.

Lastly, we want to thank our fans around the world for supporting Persona 5 and ATLUS. The game is a global success because of your passion for the series, and we’re happy that so many of you are enjoying it.

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  • Jean-Philippe Méthot

    “We also want to apologize to those of you who saw the previous guidelines blog post as threatening.” Didn’t the original post contain something like “UPLOAD FOOTAGE PAST THIS DATE AT YOUR OWN RISK” in all caps and bold? It’s fine that they apologize, but I’m fairly sure their previous post could not have been interpreted as anything else than a threat, just saying. I’d prefer if they did not pretend they did nothing to anger their fanbase.

  • Sorry, Atlus, but go choke on a rusty nailbat. The fact you plan to DMCA anyone who streams this game speaks volumes about your organization.

  • Mr0303

    That’s like putting a bandage on an open wound. They should’ve simply removed the restrictions altogether and released an update that enables screenshots. At least they know that people are not happy with their tactics.