Nintendo has announced a significant change to their content sharing restrictions, paving the way for your favorite YouTubers to freely share the developer's exclusive games again.
The Japanese multinational company posted a statement on its official website today, revealing that its Nintendo Creators Program (NCP) will be scrapped next month.
The statement reads: “We are ending the Nintendo Creators Program (NCP) to make it easier for content creators to make and monetize videos that contain Nintendo game content.
“We will no longer ask creators to submit their videos to the NCP, and creators can continue showing their passion for Nintendo by following Nintendo’s guidelines”.
Nintendo intended to use a percentage of YouTube revenue they received and return it to video creators using Nintendo games in their content. However, in doing so, the company implementing new restrictions and reviewing processes that never resonated with creators due to the increase in regulation.
Today's move will allow YouTubers to produce content involving Nintendo games more freely, without having to wait for NCP approval.
In fact, no more videos or channels will be reviewed from this point onwards by the NCP and the program's website is expected to be taken down on March 20, 2019.
If you would like to read Nintendo's new guidelines for online content, they can be found by clicking here.