As you might remember, SEGA mistakenly included the whole game in the demo version of Yakuza 6: The Song of Life. Most users who downloaded it, especially in North America, found themselves with the complete title at their disposal, at times without even knowing it.
This mistake allowed them to have access to the whole Yakuza 6 experience for quite a while until this morning Sony revoked their license and blocked them from continuing to play the entire game well ahead of its official release (and most importantly without paying a single cent).
If you downloaded the demo, so, you’ll find a lock on the content when you access your PlayStation 4 dashboard. The demonstrative version has so far already been removed from PlayStation Store and will probably return in a couple days, once SEGA manages to work the issue around.
On Reddit, a SEGA rep published a quick post to let video gamers know that those who had downloaded the original demo and had access to the whole title won’t have any penalty, as the company is working with the platform holder in order to grant everything runs smooth and safe for (often) unaware users.
“Just to reassure you that we are working with Sony to make sure that there are no account penalties if you downloaded the demo,” said the Reddit post. “Still no date for the demo going back up but it is our top priority!”
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life releases on April 17, 2018.