Hi everybody – with Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X now available to the public on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, we hope you’re loving the experience of helping out Miku and her pals as they try to re-energize their digital world! There’s one serious topic we’d like to bring up though, and that’s the concept of streaming/recorded gameplay.
Arguably one of the coolest things about Hatsune Miku and her friends is the fact that they exist because there’s such a strong community behind her. Every one of her songs, dances, etc., are created by Miku fans, just like you! This also means that those fans who created that content also retain rights to it.
What this means is the artists and their labels have the right to control how this content is distributed, including popular streaming/video sites like Twitch and YouTube. To ensure our fans do not inadvertently run into infringement complications, all while allowing you to share your gameplay with your friends, the video streaming from your PS4’s “Share” feature removes the music from your stream, allowing you to stream without worries.
…But for those other content creators who rely on direct feed, we want to be transparent so you don’t run the risk of impacting your channel.
That’s it! For the majority of those who will share gameplay video natively through the PS4, there’s nothing to worry about. But for those other content creators, we wanted to make sure we were clear on the risks of leaving the game music in your uploads/streams!