Persona 5 Streaming Policy Updated: Atlus Will Allow You To Show One Half Of The Screen
Publisher Atlus appears to have relented from their draconian streaming policy on Persona 5, offering a new “halfway” solution as an olive branch to infuriated streamers.
“Our intention was always simply to preserve the Persona 5 storyline for gamers who don’t want to have it spoiled,” outlined the beleaguered company in a new blog post. “Understandably, we thought the best way to do that would be for nobody to see it at all. However, we’ve been listening to your feedback, and it’s clear that our policy somehow missed the mark.”
Under Atlus’ proposed new policy, the game can be streamed as much as you like, but only one half of the screen may be shown at any given time.
“We’re leaving the decision about which half to stream up to the players themselves,” confirmed Atlus. “This is such an exciting new way for our fans to show their unique way of playing Persona 5. Are they a top half-kind of person? A right half? We can’t wait to see what they do with this.”
“After some consideration, we feel this is the right way to show off the more than 100 hours of great content awaiting players of Persona 5, which can be experienced in full-screen simply by purchasing it for yourself.”
Atlus has also apologised to fans who felt threatened by their threats, saying their ultimatum to destroy the livelihoods of anyone who broke their arbitrary rules was “always meant to be taken in a light-hearted way”.
“We deeply apologise to any streamers who found the idea of permanently being locked out of their accounts threatening,” say Atlus. “Like most people, we don’t really use our accounts for anything other than watching random streams, so it’s no big deal to just get another one, probably.”