Atlus is lessening up on streaming guidelines for Persona 5, but the Share button is still disabled. Originally upon Persona 5’s release, Atlus urged players not to stream the game past the in-game date 7/7 to the chagrin of streamers everywhere. With the Share functionality already blocked, this resorted to players taking pictures of moments all across the game with their phones. And for the more crafty, carefully named streams to try and dodge the channel strikes and copyright claims.
But Atlus has apologized in a new blog, sort of. The Share button remains blocked, relegating to the average player without a fancy capture kit (*coughs* like me) sharing their experiences still via terrible phone pictures. Streaming is now only prohibited after the in-game date of 11/19, where the game spirals into its final act.
As for the apology, Atlus explained that their tone in the previous blog post was misguided. "We also want to apologize to those of you who saw the previous guidelines blog post as threatening,” writes the publisher in a new blog. “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.”