SEGA has removed Yakuza 6 demo (The Song of Life) from US PlayStation Store after it was brought to their notice that many PlayStation 4 owners managed to unlock the FULL GAME using the demo. According to the details we have received from few of our readers, Sega designed the Yakuza 6 demo in such a way that full game was included in it, but just the first few chapters or sections were unlocked for the players. However, the lock mechanism that was used by SEGA to block the rest of the game was not up to the mark.
What could have been the indicator for players that SEGA has released the full game on PlayStation Store? The best bet I can place is the FILE SIZE of Yakuza 6 demo, it was on the higher side, 30 GB.
SEGA informed Yakuza fans about the removal of the Yakuza 6 demo via Twitter and asked them to wait patiently for their next update. The full statement of SEGA reads:
“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. We discovered that some were able to use the demo to unlock the full game. 1/2. We’re looking into the nature of the issue. Thank you for your patience. 2/2”
We’re looking into the nature of the issue. Thank you for your patience. 2/2
— SEGA (@SEGA) February 27, 2018
SEGA needs to clarify things as soon as possible because there are a lot of players who have completed the demo content and are waiting for the full release because their progress is going to carry-over to the full game. The concerned of these players need to be addressed quickly.