Until Dawn is fantastic, and the horror premise is readymade for streaming and Let’s Plays. Who lives? Who dies? It’s perfect for an audience! For whatever reason, though, Sony has decided to handicap how people share their experiences, if you’re playing on a PlayStation 4.
I’d read some scattered reports that Twitch archives for Until Dawn weren’t saving, including one from Kotaku‘s own Patricia Hernandez. After doing a little digging, I found this:
Using PS4 Share to broadcast "Until Dawn"? The publisher has disabled archiving for this game. We're reaching out to hopefully enable. ^JM— Twitch Support (@TwitchSupport) August 26, 2015
This only happens while using the PlayStation 4’s built-in Twitch app. If you’re capturing footage using a separate box, Sony isn’t actively taking down everything related to Until Dawn.
Still, what the hell? This doesn’t make a lick of sense to me.
If I’m stretching my imagination, I suppose Sony’s worried about people spoiling the story revelations for other people? Banning archives isn’t going to stop that. This is tone deaf.
Sony hasn’t responded to my request for comment, but hopefully this is a temporary mistake.
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