Persona 5: PS4 sharing of screenshots, video has been blocked by Atlus


Persona 5 will block PS4 share requests for screenshots and video captures, Atlus has recently confirmed.

Those wishing to capture any content from the game won’t be able to use in-built sharing software, and will have to use an external solution like an Elgato Game Capture instead.

Altus said the decision was made with players’ best interests in mind.

“Simply put, we don’t want the experience to be spoiled for people who haven’t played the game,” Atlus said in a statement. “Our fans have waited years for the game to come out and we really want to make sure they can experience it fully as a totally new adventure.”

Moreover, Atlus has warned anyone who shares content not to do so past the in-game date of 7 July.

“This being a Japanese title with a single-playthrough story means our masters in Japan are very wary about it. Sharing is currently blocked through the native PS4 UI. However, if you do plan on streaming, video guidelines above apply except length,” Atlus said.

Anyone who shares content past that 7 July in-game date is at risk of “of being issued a content ID claim or worse, a channel strike/account suspension,” according to the publisher.

What do you make of Atlus’ decision? Should publishers be restrictive of sharing opportunities, or do you trust your favourite outlets to keep you spoiler-free?

Persona 5 is available now on PS4. We reviewed it here, saying anime high school never looked so good.