It looks like Square Enix has decided to do a bit of damage control for Left Alive as they have disabled the streaming functions in Japan. According to reports coming out of Japan, like the one below from YouTube streamer Fei, the developers have cut off all ability to stream the game directly from the PS4. According to a number of streamers, the reasons it's been done is because reviews of the game have been low ever since the game was released in the country, and rather than showing off what the game looks like and plays like before it gets released in the West, the company decided simply to cut off the YouTube option.
— フェイさん＠fei CHANNEL (@fei_921) March 1, 2019
Unfortunately for Square Enix, the word is already out and many streamers who didn't have access to YouTube have already started streaming it live on Twitch. So not only has Square Enix failed to prevent word from getting out to North America and Europe, they probably just angered thousands of Japanese gamers who just wanted to show Left Alive off to people who haven't seen it yet. The game is set to be released in the west on PC and PS4 on March 5th. Hopefully, we receive a copy to tell you what it's like.