Sega printed a brand new streaming guideline in Japan. It permits Japanese particular person customers to monetize movies and streams from Sega-owned video games by way of official monetization options on web sites like YouTube and Twitch. [Thanks, Gamer!]
The first two factors within the pointers typically solely permit the general public to publish movies on non-profit web sites and social media accounts. However, Sega made an exception to permit monetization by way of companion options formally supplied by video and streaming web sites, resembling Twitch and YouTube.
Sega additionally inspired customers to add their very own content material, resembling response faces and feedback, until the video is streamed by way of an official recreation platform characteristic. It additionally requested customers to place spoiler warnings on movies that comprise core story parts like occasion cutscenes. However, it discouraged video edits that add unrelated footages or obscure the precise recreation content material.
The guideline is relevant solely to unbiased people in Japan. Streamers affiliated with a authorized physique want to have separate permission. In November 2020, Sega signed an agreement with Cover Corp that permits Hololive Production Vtubers to monetize streams primarily based on the previous’s titles.
The press launch added that this guideline applies solely to video games developed and printed instantly by Sega in Japan. It doesn’t embody Sega’s group firms like Atlus and titles developed within the West, resembling Total War and Football Manager. However, if the Sega-owned title already has its personal streaming pointers, the latter will take priority.