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Square Enix

Developer / Publisher

Square Enix

Square Enix
Parent Company




Tokyo RPG Factory

Luminous Productions

Crystal Dynamics



YouTube Monetization:

Mostly yes

Twitch Subscriber Streams: 


Example Games
  • Chrono Trigger

  • Deus Ex series

  • Dragon Quest franchise

  • Dying Light series

  • Final Fantasy franchise

  • Just Cause series

  • Kingdom Hearts III series

  • The Last Remnant

  • Life is Strange series

  • Marvel's Avengers

  • NieR:Automata

  • Octopath Traveler

  • Outriders

  • Thief

  • Tomb Raider franchise

  • The Turing Test


  • Hitman franchise

Details and Conditions

From Square Enix's Material Usage Policy:

"Please note that this policy does not apply to the following game franchises: Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, Dragon Quest, Front Mission, Drakengard, or any other games developed by our home office in Japan. For those games, our colleagues will determine which uses are permissible on a game-by-game basis and they may elect to forbid all use, uploading or sharing of videos featuring those franchises. We ask that you please respect their wishes."

"We don’t permit our materials to be used to make money or to gain any other financial benefit. That means you can’t sell our game content as if it were your own, and you can’t use it to help sell other products or services. Similarly, you can’t use Square Enix materials if you require a paid subscription for people to view it or you otherwise make money or some other financial benefit from it. However, we don’t mind if you monetize via advertising through partner programs like,,, or similar video sharing services."

"If you use our materials, you need to mention that they belong to us by showing our copyright notice. “© Square Enix” will suffice."

See more details by clicking the "source" link below.

The Hitman IP is owned by IO Interactive.

What it Means

  • Square Enix's policy does not cover games from their Japan offices, such as the following franchises:

  • Final Fantasy

  • Kingdom Hearts

  • Dragon Quest

  • Front Mission

  • Drakengard

  • All other games SHOULD be covered under Square Enix's policy

  • Videos and streams ARE allowed.

  • You CAN monetize on YouTube and Twitch with ads and subscriptions

  • You CANNOT sell or charge for access to your content (this would include Twitch "subscriber only" streams)

  • Any licensed IP or music not owned by the publisher are not covered by this policy

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