The streamer mode in Life is Strange: True Colors attempts to find a way around DMCA issues – but creates a new problem of cringey, silent content.
As Twitch streamer SarahKey discovered when she attempted to showcase Life is Strange: True Colors, new scenes have been added to replace ones which feature copyrighted music. And it’s cringey as all hell.
Life is Strange: True Colors is a game that is centred around the love of music. Removing it has left streamers stumped. While attempting to add a twist that keeps the game stream-friendly is a nice thought, the execution completely undercuts the idea.
Music causing problems for Life is Strange: True Colors
This isn’t the only problem Square Enix have run into with their approach to the music in Life is Strange: True Colors either. We’ve also reported on the accessibility problems caused by the lack of subtitles in music scenes.
Twitter users were quick to point out that Square Enix could have chosen to replace copyrighted music with copyright-free music for streaming. They could also have commissioned original music specifically for the game to side-strep both issues. This lackluster approach really takes the heart – the pathos created by the music and how it builds relationships and memories between the characters – right out of the game.
What do you think about the music in Life is Strange: True Colors? Are you enjoying playing the game? Let us know via our social media channels.
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