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04-24-2017

Puyo Puyo Tetris

After the Persona 5 debacle, where even western users dealt with crazy streaming restrictions, folks posited that Sega was starting to make it a habit. I mean, they just confirmed this week that Puyo Puyo Tetris would suffer the same fate, but according to Sega itself, that only applies to Japan.

Upon reaching out to Sega, we got the following statement: "We highly encourage our American and European fans to stream the game when it comes out (there are no PS4 share button restrictions). We want them to share their experiences with the world, but we do ask them to please be conscious of revealing Adventure Mode story cutscenes."

Having read many pre-release restriction conditions before, it's no surprise that Sega errs on the safe side. Many Japanese publishers have been pretty rigid with their copyrights and streaming restrictions, and Sega is often at the top of the list, especially with rights-heavy rhythm games like the Miku series. It's going to be a while before the east wholly accepts the concept of streaming -- as my colleague Josh Tolentino points out, many of them equate it with piracy.

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