In preparation for the western launch of BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Arc System Works has announced its streaming guidelines in an attempt to restrict the amount of campaign spoilers floating about the internet.
Streamers will not be allowed to broadcast the game’s Episode Mode. At most, players can display brief clips for video content purposes – with no footage beyond Chapter 2 allowed to be uploaded online. Additionally, Arc System Works doesn’t want to see any uploads or streaming of the game’s soundtrack.
Apart from the restrictions tied to Episode Mode, players will still be able to record or stream local and online matches against CPU and players to show off their skills. Tutorial videos breaking down characters, teams, combos and strategies will also be permitted.
Below are the official guidelines:
- Stream matches to your heart’s content. Either against other players (local or online), or against the CPU. Show off your mad skills.
- Put together tutorial videos to break down characters, teams, strategies, or show how to pull off that amazing combo. More power to you!
- Show us those online shenanigans, dance parties, and the like.
- Stream Episode Mode at all. Just don’t. If you have to, very short clips of Episode Mode content up to Chapter 2 are permitted for video content only. Any longer clips, spoilers, or anything else is a danger area, so really, just avoid this all together.
- Stream or upload any music-only content. Music playing in the background during matches, online lobbies, and etc are totally fine. A soundtrack rip or upload is not.
BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle arrives on 5th June in North America and on 22nd June in Europe. Tell us in the comments what you think about these restrictions and if you plan on picking up this title on release.