Cyberpunk 2077 ‘s new music customisation feature is a great solution for streamers wary of facing DMCA bans on Twitch due to copyright issues.
There’s little doubt about the fact that Cyberpunk 2077 is the biggest game of the year. With a host of revolutionary features that could take RPGs to the next level, it’s also the most promising. However, CDPR hasn’t limited Cyberpunk 2077’s features to just the gameplay itself. In fact, they’ve spent a lot of time making it into something special.
Cyberpunk 2077: Disable Copyright Music & peace out with the DMCA.
Worried about copyright issues when streaming or recording #Cyberpunk2077? Don’t be!
We’ve prepared a feature for all of the content creators: “Disable Copyrighted Music”. Just toggle it on and you’ll be ready to go!
— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) November 23, 2020
If you’re a GTA fan or have ever been a player of the game, you’ll know that the radio & music are a major part of the urban RPG experience. So, Cyberpunk 2077, with its futuristic Night City, also spent a lot of time curating and preparing the perfect soundtracks for its gameplay. However, back in the day, streaming GTA 5 with the radio on would be a major issue if any popular song came along. You were always at the risk of getting banned due to copyright violation.
In order to avoid such a thing with Cyberpunk 2077, CDPR has included what they’re calling a “Disable Copyright Music” feature. On availing this, all copyright songs in-game will exclude themselves from the playlist. That’ll leave only CDPR approved music behind.
The answer to DMCA bans?
With Twitch & the DMCA cracking down together, recently, over copyrighted music on Twitch, streamers have had a very hard time. Many popular names like Pokimane & xQc have deleted their life’s work from Twitch as a precaution. On the other hand, Twitch has banned streamers like Voyboy without warning.
Therefore, one wonders if, in the future, this could be a realistic solution that some games implement to help out their creators. RPG and FPS titles can definitely make it happen. However, as far as background music in general streams is concerned, that still remains a problem needing to be addressed.