The demo version of Yakuza 6 went live on PS4 yesterday and some players were able to access the full game – it has since been pulled.
In North America the demo of Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, weighing in at 30GB, allows players to purchase and unlock the full game and continue playing once they reach the end.
It seems that some players were able to use the demo in order to access the full game without paying a penny for it.
Several hours later Sega released the following tweet, pulling the demo and apologising:
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It’s worth noting that in Europe and in Australia this wasn’t possible; the demo just notified players that it was ending at a certain point and that was the end of it.
It’s not clear when Sega plans to re-upload the demo – perhaps the same version available in other territories – in North America.
It isn’t very long to wait until Yakuza 6 graces shores outside Japan as it’s scheduled for release on April 17th on the PS4. The recent PSX gameplay video showed off the game’s beautiful setting and white-knuckle action nicely, check it out.
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