Larry Hryb (aka Major Nelson) has attempted to clear up any confusion surrounding the company's new content usage policy, which governs what content creators are allowed to do when it comes to editing and publishing video game footage. It was previously believed that Microsoft disallowed the use of the game's title, but Hryb states this is not the case and the rules are actually more relaxed.
This means you'll be able to publish a video on services like YouTube, featuring some edited gameplay, and use the title of Microsoft's game to better describe what the video is about. What's not encouraged is to confuse the viewers about the content source, or misrepresent Microsoft as playing a role in the creation. So don't go titling your videos with "Halo: Covenant Strike" to confuse viewers into believing it is official material.
The company has also amended the policy to better clarify what's covered:
Microsoft wants you to upload and share videos of the company's games. They're just looking out for abusers. Be sure to read through the usage rules before publishing content online.
Source: Xbox News
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