Addressing A Big Concern For Streamers
Given that it has three distinct lifepaths, an optional storyline, and a variety of different ways to approach missions, it’s fair to say that no two visits to Night City will be the same, making it perfect for streamers. However, there’s been a big concern about the copyrighted music, like this new song by Reused, who’ll be providing the music for the in-game band Samurai.)
The issue is that the copyrighted music means that any videos featuring these tracks can be taken down, which can prevent streamers from not only making money but from getting a foothold in the competitive professional gaming scene, especially since the first rule of streaming is to play new games.
In a blog post, developers CD Projekt RED said: “Cyberpunk 2077 will feature a beautiful, robust original score created by our in-house composers. In addition, you will be able to listen to over 150 songs created by wonderful artists representing diverse genres and we are confident you will love the music played by the in-game radio stations and in clubs. Unfortunately, the world of copyright law is complicated and not all of these songs can be streamed or used in your video content.”
Luckily, CD Projekt RED are giving players the option to play the game without copyrighted music. Not ideal, by any rate, but it does mean that streamers, or anyone else who intends to upload videos from the game, will be able to do so without needing to worry about takedown notices and copyright strikes.
CDPR are also willing to help in any legal matters that arise around this issue, stating “if you run into any problems of this nature despite having the toggle on, be sure to check with us at email@example.com. We will try our best to help you!”