We have some good news for those fans who plan on streaming Cyberpunk 2077 to Twitch or other platforms. According to the game’s official Twitter account, all of the music found in the title’s soundtrack is original, which means that streamers hopefully won’t have to worry about copyright issues.
After getting delayed time and time again and CD Projekt Red receiving multiple controversies such as the mandatory crunch time given to its employees, Cyberpunk 2077 is finally getting launched very soon. As a matter of fact, it has even gone gold already.
Despite these controversies, fans are still looking forward to the title and everything it has to offer. So much so that YouTube and Twitch streamers are already getting ready to try out the game as soon as it’s released on November 19.
In line with this, streamer DansGaming recently asked the game’s devs on Twitter if whether or not Cyberpunk 2077 will have a “streamer mode,” which will prevent copyrighted music from playing on stream. After all, no one wants to be hit with DCMA violations.
We’ll share more details in the near future. What’s good though: our soundtrack has been created from the scratch – this includes all tracks from the numerous artist we work with. Their music has been made specifically for our game making this a bit smoother hopefully.
— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) October 23, 2020
At this point in time, streamers have become an important part of the gaming community, so it’s important that these creators get to release their content to the world without having to worry about copyright violation claims.
Fortunately, Cyberpunk 2077’s official Twitter account replied to DansGaming’s question with an answer. The reply states that CD Projekt Red will reveal more data regarding this topic at a later time, but for now, players and streamers can rest easy knowing that the devs were aware of this concern while the game was being created.
Because of this, all of the music included in the soundtrack was specifically composed for Cyberpunk 2077, even from those commissioned from outside artists. In other words, this should cause fewer copyright issues for streamers.
CD Projekt Red claimed that the official soundtrack for the upcoming RPG was specifically made to fit the tone of the game. If that’s the case, then it would make sense for the studio to gather together an all-original tracklist for the title for other reasons besides streaming concerns.
For one thing, it’s worth noting that the studio was previously hit with copyright claims, so we can understand why it’s being extra careful this time around with Cyberpunk 2077.
In case you didn’t know about this, Elvis Stanić – a Croatian composer – once accused CD Projekt Red of plagiarizing one of his songs for the highly-acclaimed title The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
Albeit common in the video game industry, copyright claims to music have always been a tricky deal, so any studio would understandably want to stay away from DMCA issues in general.
In other news, familiar faces have already been confirmed for Cyberpunk 2077, one such example being Keanu Reeves. Although, rumors have been circulating recently that popular streamer Dr Disrepect might be featured in the game as well, or at least involved with it somehow.
There are so many reasons to be excited about this upcoming cyberpunk game, and the fact that streamers will be able to avoid copyright violations is another huge plus.