Persona 5 is one of the very few PlayStation 4 games that will outright block the use of your Share button. The game won't allow you to take screenshots or stream gameplay directly from your console - but the limitations don't stop there. Even with capture equipment, there are strict guidelines in place to stop you from showing much of the game. And if you don't follow these rules? Well, Atlus will basically shut you down.
So, why is Persona 5 streaming and sharing banned? According to the publisher, the main reason is to prevent the story from being spoiled. A statement from Atlus reads: "Simply put, we don't want the experience to be spoiled for people who haven't played the game. Our fans have waited years for the game to come out and we really want to make sure they can experience it fully as a totally new adventure." It goes on to warn against showing any kind of plot-heavy content, which, let's face it, makes up a huge portion of the game.
As if that wasn't enough, Atlus asks players not to capture anything past the in-game date of 7th July. Essentially, this means that most of the game is off limits when it comes to video content. If you do publish footage that goes beyond that in-game date, then the publisher warns that your video will likely either be content ID claimed, or your channel/account will be suspended. Yikes.