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Rockstar Games Posts Details About GTA V Streaming and Captured Footage

by Prima Games Staff

With Grand Theft Auto V in stores, gamers can’t wait to create their own custom YouTube walkthroughs and livestreams. Rockstar Games wants you to get the most from these features as well – though there are a few things you should keep in mind.

The company posted the following on its website, indicating what standards need to be followed when it comes to video footage. 

We’re happy for fans to upload footage of their gameplay – we love seeing machinima from our games and even share some of it with our fans on the Rockstar Newswire from time to time. We do have just a few guidelines that we ask you to follow if you are going to post or stream on video sharing sites.

To make our position on this subject easier to understand, we have put together a list of content that, if posted, would result in a take-down notice:

Pre-Release Footage: No pre-release leaked footage of any kind: Any posting of in-game footage from leaked copies of the game prior to its official release date will be taken down, regardless of how the game was obtained.  This includes “early unboxing” videos.

Spoilers: Posting video showing the ending of the game, pure cutscenes or any other big reveal in the story. It’s OK to show cutscenes as part of a larger play-through (or in a narrated ‘Let’s Play’ type video) but isolated videos of the game’s cinematics will be removed.  If you are unsure if what you want to post is considered a spoiler, please contact [email protected] and describe exactly what scene you are wondering about and in what context the scene would appear.  

In-game Entertainment: Things like the TV shows and comedy performances in Grand Theft Auto IV, or the silent movies in Red Dead Redemption. We prefer fans to experience these in the context of the game’s world, so any posting of these in isolation will be flagged for removal.

Lastly, we do reserve the right to remove content we find objectionable on a case by case basis & to change our policy from time to time, but we do promise that if there is anything we do change we will make sure to let you know.

Grand Theft Auto V is available now for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

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