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Over the weekend, Blizzard Entertainment announced a a number of new releases, including the data Blizzard Arcade Collection which features original and final editions of The Lost Vikings, Rock N 'Roll Racing and Blackthorne. But the release comes with a warning to streamers.
Blizzard has released the Arcade Collection on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC. It can also be read on the PS5 and Xbox Series X | S thanks to backward compatibility. Inevitably, streamers take advantage of this and share old games with their subscribers, but like Eurogamer Reports , there is one obstacle to playing Rock N 'Roll Racing specifically.
As the tweet from Adam Fletcher, community developer at the top of Blizzard shows, Blizzard is warning streamers to turn off the music for the racing game. This is because it includes a number of chiptune renditions of classic songs, none of which are licensed for streaming. In other words, allow themto play will likely see a deleted stream with a copyright claim, or the audio cut off.
This is certainly a blow for streamers keen to show off the classic game, but probably not a total surprise, such is the state of music licensing and copyright removals on different streaming platforms.