Publishing videos on social platforms is a great way to share your passion for fighting games. For some people, creating gaming video content is the primary (and very exciting) occupation. And for every amateur or professional who posted such videos online, it is important to keep good relationships with the right holders - you definitely don’t want to see your videos removed and your account banned because of some copyright issues.
On the 6th of January, Capcom renewed their video policy, so everyone who plans to make and publish Street Fighter related video content should follow these guidelines. And this is also true for many other games by Capcom, which are mostly non-fighting (Monster Hunter, Resident Evil, Devil May Cry, Mega Man). Also, Capcom is the company behind such classic fighting franchises as Final Fight and Power Stone.
So, what’s in the policy? Almost everyone can just relax. It seems like the Capcom guys understand the role of gaming video in the modern world, and they don’t want to limit their community. You can publish gameplay footage if you add something unique to it, like comments or reactions. You can publish your gameplay clips from systems that allow doing so (PS4 or PS5, for example). You can monetize your video through the standard tools of such platforms like YouTube and Twitch.
Capcom will not be happy if someone tries to limit access to video content based on their games (paid subscription, for example). Also, the company won’t be pleased if creators tear the footage into pieces and create something inappropriate out of them.
Please, check out the full version of Capcom’s video policy here. We at DashFight are looking forward to seeing your awesome creations! Maybe that will be something like funny moments from 2020 or a video of someone actually playing Shin Akuma in Street Fighter Alpha 2 on SNES.
Only esports competitions (from Capcom Cup to Rookie Grand Slam) generate many hours of video. Another interesting subject for video is game updates - such as the release of new Street Fighter characters. The sky's the limit here, so let your creativity blossom!