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Atlus issues copyright strike on PS3 emulators over Persona 5

Yesterday, Atlus had issued a statment referring to an emulator company, called RPCS3, that was promoting Persona 5 as one of the games being emulated. Atlus had issued a copyright claim to takedown Persona 5 from the emulator’s list of games. RPCS3 put up a statement on their Reddit page saying that the situation has been resolved.

Atlus’ main reason on why they put the claim up is because they didn’t want first time players of the series to play on a system where there are multiple framerate drops and crashes. However, they are aware of the amount of people who want Persona 5 for PC.

Here is the full statement from Atlus:

You might have heard earlier today that we issued a DMCA takedown notice involving emulation developer group RPCS3 and their Patreon page. Yes, it’s true. We settled upon this action for two reasons:

  1. We believe that our fans best experience our titles (like Persona 5) on the actual platforms for which they are developed. We don’t want their first experiences to be framerate drops, or crashes, or other issues that can crop up in emulation that we have not personally overseen. We understand that many Persona fans would love to see a PC version. And while we don’t have anything to announce today, we are listening! For now, the best way to experience Persona 5 is on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3.
  2. We appreciate the awareness generated by the emulation community for Persona 5 and know that it is a fantastic example of how much people are loving our game. We want to keep bringing you titles like Persona 5. Unfortunately, when our content is illegally circumvented and potentially made available for free, in a format we do not think delivers the experience and quality we intend, it undermines our ability to do so by diverting potential support from new audiences.

We want to continue having a dialogue about where and how you would like to play our games. Please let us know what you think.

Diego Agado Jr.

Currently a student at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley. Huge Sonic and SEGA fan. Location: Probably in bed.

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