Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden are finally coming to modern gaming systems next week, including the Nintendo Switch. While Atlus wants gamers to play these Persona remasters on their consoles, it seems that they really don’t want them to stream these games online.
This might remind fans of the ridiculous streaming stipulations for Persona 5 but Atlus has toned that down. However, some of the restrictions outlined are honestly ridiculous, making fans wonder if they should even stream these games.
Overall, most fans are just happy these Persona remasters are coming to consoles like Xbox Series and PS4, among other systems. It’s still annoying to see Atlus give restrictions to 20-year-old games but fans of the company are used to these odd decisions by now. Why isn’t Dragon’s Crown on Switch yet Atlus?!
For the most part, streaming the Persona 3 and 4 remasters is fine. According to NintendoLife, players can stream the final dungeons as long as they put a spoiler warning for these 20-year-old games. While we respect the company for wanting players to experience these stories spoiler-free, these necessary warnings are ridiculous.
There are also weirder restrictions that most streamers wouldn’t have thought of. Apparently, players can’t put their videos for the game behind a paywall, which is pretty obvious. Fans also can’t make videos about the game’s background music, which is a fruitless effort, to be honest.
Even weirder is that anyone who wants to monetize their playthroughs of the Persona remasters will have to enter a partnership program with Atlus. It’s weirdly similar to the time Nintendo wanted to force their own partnership program with YouTubers and that’s not a good thing.
We know that corporations are protective of their properties and that makes sense with an IP as popular as Persona. However, these restrictions are ridiculous. It’s a shame too since these are great JRPGs.
Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden will be hitting modern systems next week, on January 19.