Sega’s PS4 demo version of Yakuza 6, which went live yesterday, accidentally allowed some US gamers to access the full game for free.
Eyebrows were raised when the demo version of Yakuza 6 weighed in at a meaty 30Gb in the US, and it turned out to include the full game, which players should have been able to purchase and unlock once they finished playing the designated demo. But, as Sega admitted in a tweet, “We discovered that some were able to use the demo to unlock the full game.”
Sega pulled the US demo, for which it relayed its regrets: “We apologize, but have had to remove the Yakuza 6: The Song of Life demo from the PlayStation Store. We are as upset as you are, and had hoped to have this demo available for everyone today.” The Australian and European versions of the demo did end at the designated point, but as of 28 February 2018, the Yakuza 6 demo was not available for download on the PlayStation Store.
Yakuza 6 is scheduled for an April 17 release. The above trailer shows a sizeable chunk of gameplay from a period in the game in which the action takes place in Jingaicho, a small village in Hiroshima Prefecture.