YouTube has made it harder for creators to use Patreon
Oct 01 2017
Although creators will be able to include links in the video's description underneath, disabling Patreon links has become an important form of monetisation for creators and this new rule will create difficulties for new creators who are unable to apply for the YouTube Partners Program. This is especially true this year, with AdSense revenue on YouTube in a constant state of flux and channels finding their videos demonetised.
Unfortunately, a new restriction has begun for those involved in the Creators Program. This means that you can not broadcast content on YouTube Live from the account you have registered to the Nintendo Creators Program. This means for anyone who is already part of this program who continues to live stream will receive a strike against their account. Unfortunately, it looks like Nintendo is about to butt heads with content creators once again, as it outlaws monetised live streaming. The company's second solution is that creators interested in streaming from their main channel withdraw their account from the program and instead submit videos to it on an individual basis.
While streaming can be a beneficial way for developers to generate interest in their games, not all game makers are keen on seeing streamers or YouTubers make bank on the backs of their releases. Cancelling the channel's registration means having to register the videos separately.
The other is that YouTube's own unreliable monetisation platform has been leaving creators in the lurch recently.
This might be a frustrating development for any YouTuber's that don't plan on burning bridges anytime soon, but still want to livestream and have their videos monetized in the process. It's being speculated that this might have been Nintendo's response to the recent controversy involving Felix Kjellberg (PewDiePie), as pointed out by Game Rant.
It's possible that Nintendo is trying to avoid a similar situation that could involve one of its games. This likely has a lot to do with the fact that Nintendo can't regulate live streams and approve them, whereas it can do that with pre-recorded content.