The developer of Rebel Galaxy Outlaw went out its means to ensure content material creators don’t run into points with music licensing.
The upcoming Rebel Galaxy Outlaw, like many games, has a soundtrack made up of loads of licensed music. This inevitably creates issues for YouTubers and streamers, who both have to show off the music utterly, or threat getting their work claimed by license homeowners.
To get round this, developer Double Damage made certain to pay for in-context rights, which basically means content material creators can freely document/stream the game because the music is enjoying on the in-game radio, as long as it’s being utilized in that context and never ripped individually.
Unfortunately, Double Damage couldn’t do that for everything of the soundtrack, which is round 24 hours-long throughout over 100 tracks. Since it might be unimaginable for creators to know which is which, the developer added a toggle to the game’s launcher that disables all tracks that don’t have the in-context license.
Ticking the ‘stream-friendly music’ field ensures that you just solely hear music you need to use whereas streaming or in YouTube movies. Double Damage, nevertheless, is aware of that this received’t resolve all issues. Even music with in-context rights should get the movies they’re featured in flagged.
That is as a result of the method is automated, however the developer has one other resolution. Right subsequent to the stream-friendly toggle is a assist web page that has a inventory reply content material creators can use after they reply to any potential automated claims. Double Damage additionally made certain rights holders are conscious of this, so that you shouldn’t run into any points.
Watch Double Damage’s Travis Baldree clarify the function, and stroll you thru the primary jiffy within the video under:
Rebel Galaxy Outlaw is out August 13 on PC. PS4 and Switch variations are in growth.