Developers have the option of blocking PS4 recordings

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Developers have the option of blocking PS4 recordings

Post by takenoko » Fri Jul 03, 2015 7:31 pm

So Batman Arkham Knight has a couple scenes that are blocked from recording (In fact, one's an entire boss fight). Maybe it was three.

But because of that, there's like a 40 minute blue screen in the middle of one of my videos while I try to fight (and fail) against a boss. That's ridiculous, even if the intention came from a good place.

Just kind of annoying, since I didn't know that was a thing that was possible. This, in addition to other problems I have with exporting videos to youtube from Twitch, makes me think it's time to just set up a different system for streaming/recording games.

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Post by Catastrophe » Sat Jul 04, 2015 12:41 am

Sony recording has been limited for a while. A lot of Vita games prevent the screenshot function being used on animated stills, which is the only thing that I would ever want a screenshot of.

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Post by Kogashi » Sat Jul 04, 2015 1:17 am

But yea a little while after the PS4 was released they added the feature of some games basically blocked from recording to prevent spoilers for their games. I think like, first couple months people were using the share function a ton and spoiled the end of a couple games that then had worse sells then expected, I believe.

While I understand the want to not spoil an event, much like 'Do not share with your friends the shocking ending of Psycho' aspect of movies, I was bummed when I saw even when I wasn't recording the notification that recording was turned off during those two times. And really, if the reveal of the ending does harm to the sells of a game, with Twitch, and youtube, and LPs being a thing, I feel they should take the effort to take that dip in sells into account, not try to prevent the veal of said ending.
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Post by takenoko » Sat Jul 04, 2015 1:21 am

I dunno, I get that you'd want to stop that from happening for maybe the first couple of days. But it should expire after that.

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Post by Dragonfan » Sat Jul 04, 2015 8:06 pm

It is funny how they announced this feature as an improvement to record gameplays but then they do this, reducing the options.

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Re: Developers have the option of blocking PS4 recordings

Post by takenoko » Sat Jul 04, 2015 11:42 pm

Well, it's an option for people who don't want to set up a recording rig. I guess it's more option for the developers.

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