Gaming has become increasingly popular these past years, with people unrelated to development process or to the company itself monetizing like crazy off of playing video games. Of course, the main way to do this via streaming, and the current pop culture trends are just the right amount of ripe for that, albeit slightly oversaturated.
But, as you might know, if you’re into this whole streaming frenzy or if you just spend enough time on the internet, there have been quite a lot of problems with content featured on YouTube. So, in order to make sure that there would be no such with their product, Remedy makes Quantum Break as streamer-friendly as possible.
Streamers, particularly YouTubers, have having quite a lot of trouble with their videos. Either because of music or because of the company that made the game, many videos either wind up without sound or removed entirely. Understandably, many content creators aren’t taking kindly to that.
So they end up either not reviewing games from the company that had their channel brought down, or simply removing all the music from the game. But that can sometimes turn people away, as it does seem pretty strange to be playing a game without any music. In preparation for the release of their new game, Remedy has come up with a decently adequate solution.
The creators of Quantum Break decided to play nicely with streamers and help them keep their content online. They did this by adding the option of turning off the copyrighted music, all while keeping the original music on. This way, streamers can just turn an option off and do what they do best.
But the solution is not perfect, as according to some sources you might actually miss out on some content if you keep the copyrighted songs off. Just like they did with Alan Wake, everything in the game is tied into something else. So the copyrighted songs will actually give you a hint of what comes next in the game’s exciting storyline.
Let’s play ≠ successful game
Of course, the company did what they did because they hope that streamers will earn them more revenue. And in this case, it might actually work, seeing as Remedy is known for the effort they put into their titles. So streamers don’t actually have that much about which to complain regarding their games.
But just making a game streamer friendly does not, in any way, guarantee better sales. On the contrary, if the title is poorly developed, the company actually risks losing profits, as interested gamers will see that the game is not worth buying ,at least not at its full price.
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