Sega of Japan has released its streaming guidelines for the game Puyo Puyo Tetris, which is getting a port to the Nintendo Switch. Here’s the translation of the guidelines:
- Videos of any gameplay can’t be posted for profit unless the website you upload it to already has a mechanism for copyright takedowns.
- Nothing from Adventure Mode, or replays from Adventure Mode, can be uploaded.
- Any other modes can be uploaded as long as you follow the first rule.
- You cannot modify the Sega watermark that gets slapped on videos recorded using the XB1/PS4 share feature, you need to accompany every video you post with the copyright notice.
These restrictions are noticeably strict. This is sure to cause frustrations for streamers and YouTubers wanting to showcase Puyo Puyo Tetris for their viewers. According to Game Informer, these rules only apply to the Japanese version of the game.
When asked about these guidelines, Sega of America said this:
“We highly encourage our American and European fans to stream Puyo Puyo Tetris when it comes out (there are no PS4 share button restrictions). We want them to share their experiences with the world, but we do ask them to please be conscious of revealing Adventure Mode story cutscenes.”
So it seems that American and European gamers will be able to stream the game almost at will. While this may be a relief to some, Japanese fans will still be under restrictions.
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