Square Enix has decided to disable the “share” feature for Final Fantasy XV. Players are able to take screenshots but are not able to share gameplay via video. For those wondering why, here is what the good people over at PurePlaystation had to say:
For those wondering why, one possible reason would be Japan’s weird copyright laws. Long story short, if there’s Japanese voice acting on the disc even for a localized version, it cannot be “copied or replicated” unless done in an official capacity. This is what Bandai Namco did for Tales of Zestiria last year which angered some fans. Time will tell if the even bigger, JRPG juggernaut will receive a larger response. Those with capture cards (Hauppague, Elgato, etc.) will still be able to utilize their machinery as long as the ‘Enable HDCP’ box isn’t checked in the system settings. We’ll let you guys know if this roadblock happens to be disabled come launch day but it would be the first title to do so.
I thought that they just wanted to avoid spoilers for other gamers but this makes much more sense…
Final Fantasy XV will be on PS4 and XBOX One.