With Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn having just been launched, we’re sure there are many gamers out there who are eager to upload videos of themselves playing the game, either for review or to provide guides to newbies. While those are some noble reasons for posting videos, if you were hoping to monetize those videos by cashing in on the popularity of the Final Fantasy franchise, you’d be out of luck. According to the Final Fantasy XIV’s rules and policies which come into effect on the 27th of August (the game’s launch day), it seems that while Square Enix might be cool with you sharing videos on YouTube, they don’t want you making money from it.
One of the points specifically points towards YouTube’s monetization feature and reads, “You may not monetize your video via the YouTube partner program or any similar programs on other video sharing sites.” Of course given that the content from the video will be from the game, thus it being Square Enix’s property, we guess they don’t want you to make money off their own intellectual property. We doubt this will affect a ton of gamers out there, but if you’re a gamer who was planning on making some FF14 videos, this is something to take into consideration.