Sega pulls Yakuza 6 demo from PS4 due to full game being accessible
Two days ago, Sega released a playable demo for Yakuza 6: The Song of Life on PlayStation 4. This demo version of game was intended to provide access to the prologue mission of the game only. Demo version of Yakuza 6 was in the news for its massive size at 36.53 GB of download just for the first mission, which is common for an MMO like Destiny, The Division, and Overwatch, but Yakuza 6 is not an online game.
We’re looking into the nature of the issue. Thank you for your patience. 2/2— SEGA (@SEGA) February 27, 2018
The massive size of Yakuza 6 made it clear that it was the full-game with access to later areas and missions of the game locked behind game license. However, some players reported that they were able to access the full game using the demo version only and amidst growing number of these reports, Sega pulled the demo from PSN Store (at-least for North American region).
Sega has now confirmed the reports on Twitter by stating that some players were indeed able to trick the demo version to gain access to the full game.
Such a massive leak could have been very devastating for a game that will not launch until mid-April. Yakuza 6: The Song of Life was originally given a release date of March 20, but it was later delayed until April 17 in Europe and North America.
Yakuza 6 was released in Japan in December 2016 and has since been receiving localization treatment for its release in other markets.