Enlarge / Artist’s conception of Nintendo’s revenue sharing policy for Youtube livestreaming of its games.
Nintendo’s always-rocky relationship with those that create online videos of its games got worse this weekend, as the company is now barring livestreamed gameplay on YouTube Live from channels that take part in revenue sharing through its Nintendo Creators Program.
“Live streaming on YouTube falls outside the scope of the Nintendo Creators Program,” the company writes in a new note on its Nintendo Creators Program FAQ. “You cannot broadcast content on YouTube Live from the account you have registered to the Nintendo Creators Program.”
Program participants that want to livestream their play of Nintendo games on YouTube can do so on a separate channel or cancel their participation in the revenue-sharing program, the company suggests. YouTube users that participate on a per-video basis seem to be unaffected.
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