The lights are on
With the release of Grand Theft Auto V tomorrow, many YouTubers have asked Rockstar what its policy is on sharing footage. In a statement posted on the company's website, the publisher has made its wishes known.
There are three rules you must follow if you are planning on sharing captured footage. You may not publish material prior to release of a game (or show an early unboxing video). Rockstar will have content that includes spoilers removed. Finally, the in-game entertainment (television shows, movies, radio stations, comedy performances, etc.) can not be displayed by themselves.
Furthermore, use of footage extends to "non-commercial" purposes. Provided you aren't selling memberships to access the content or promoting your own merchandise, you should be in the clear.
It's important to note that these policies can be changed at any time. For those planning on showing non-spoiler gameplay or making machinima from the footage, you're in the clear.
Our TakeGiven the recent buzz about direct capture and the monetization of videos on YouTube, tacit approval is no longer enough. Developers and publishers need to be explicit with their rules up front, which also allows them to more easily enforce them when necessary.
Expect a flood of GTA V videos starting at midnight tonight.
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I wish I could go to a midnight release tonight. If I didn't have two exams in the morning I would, but after that it's game time.
Simple enough I guess, at least compared to some of the other crazy restrictions out there...
awesome, good for let's players then
I have a channel for game cutscenes, will I be fine if I post those later this week? Or is the no spoiler rule indefinite?
gamespot had a feminine biased review, and the escapist reviewer should be fired... "gta's characters are scumbags" screw you!
360 USERS: MAKE SURE TO ONLY DOWNLOAD THE INSTALL DISK. DOWNLOADING THE PLAY DISK WILL CAUSE MINOR GLITCHES AND STUFF "POPPING" IN AT THE WRONG TIME. THIS ISN'T A JOKE.
I've avoided spoilers because its nice to experience them myself without someone ruining it, kudos to R*
I guess this rules out the possibility of a GTA V Super Replay in 10 years.
I guess some of those who try to enforce their twitch subscriptions will be crying softly, along with the youtube personalities that play through videos with either analysis or comedy.