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Nintendo Creators Program will end next month

The Nintendo Creators Program will end by the close of this year, Nintendo has confirmed.

The program, which allowed Nintendo to take a cut of any monetised content posted to services like YouTube, will be shuttered by the end of December. The Nintendo Creators Program website will close later, on 20 March 2019.

Since its launch in May 2015, the program was heavily criticised by content creators.

“The Nintendo Creators Program is coming to a close at the end of December,” YouTube’s Global Head of Gaming and Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality, Ryan Wyatt, said on Twitter in celebration of the news. “You may monetize your Nintendo videos on YouTube moving forward. Be sure to follow @Nintendo’s guidelines below. What an amazing day for all Creators!!”

Nintendo has posted new guidelines that detail what content can and cannot be monetized across services like YouTube, Twitch, Twitter and Mixer.

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