Usually a demo only allows you to play a small portion of the game that encourages you to buy the full game later on. Well Sega made a big mistake as some people that downloaded the Yakuza 6 demo legally on the PlayStation Store actually had access to the full game a few weeks before release date.
That’s right, some lucky people that downloaded Yakuza 6 demo yesterday were able to play the full game beyond the first chapter. Due to this big blunder, Sega has temporarily removed the demo from the PlayStation Store. Sega tweeted the following message to address this.
“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. We’re looking into the nature of the issue. Thank you for your patience.”
Kotaku notes that only the USA PlayStation Store had access to the full game as the correct demos were released in Europe and Australia. In those territories, the demo is still available for you to download.
Sega will probably release another demo for North Americans at a later date once they are able to get rid of this big issue. They obviously do not want people to play the full game for FREE! The actual Yakuza 6 video game itself is released for real on April 17th, 2018.