SEGA release full Yakuza 6 game instead of demo

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    Yesterday saw the release of the Yakuza 6: The Song of Life Demo on the Playstation Store. Weighing in at 37GB, it was actually the full game but with content locked off until the official release on April 17th. The demo allows to play up until a certain point and keep any progress so that players can continue where they left off when the full game is unlocked. That was the plan. However, as SEGA informed us via twitter, they accidentally released the full, unlocked game to the american Playstation Store for a brief amount of time, which means that there are some players out there who got the full game for free. Of course, the game has since been pulled from the store.


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  2. Xzi

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    Well there's not much to say about this other than:

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    This is a shame. I hope that people that downloaded this don't take advantage of it and in turn don't buy the game on release.
     
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    Hopefully it doesn't do too much damage, but it's not like you hear about this type of thing happening often. Some intern is getting the boot. :lol:
     
  5. KingVamp

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    Why didn't they just make a real demo without the full game? That way something like this wouldn't have even been possible.
     
  6. OkazakiTheOtaku

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    According to their Twitter, the intent was to almost do a preload of sorts, so that on release the bulk of the game is already downloaded.
     
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    If only this was FighterZ
     
  8. ScarletDreamz

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    "We discovered that some were able to use the demo to UNLOCK the full game"

    Yeah, like is the USER fault.
     
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    To be honest, if I was among those who downloaded the full game, I would not be courageous enough to play it as you never know how Sony will react.
     
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  10. ScarletDreamz

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    Yeah, again, blame it on the user.
     
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    Hmmm...

    reminds me of something similar that happened to a certain Paper Mario game...
     
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    "Whoops"
     
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    If i had this demo and Sony banned my account for this i would be very cross and i would write a letter to Sony letter....

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    I don’t think the user is at fault here myself, but you never know how Sony will twist their ToS to make you believe you violated it. Better safe than sorry I guess.
     
  15. gohan123

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    happened aswell to knack 2 on release... still got it in my ps4 but never played it ..
     
  16. RustInPeace

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    This is literally what I said after reading this.

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  17. RedBlueGreen

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    Is Sony really that bad?

    On another note I wish I had been using my PS4 when that happened.
     
  18. Taleweaver

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    Erm...did you meant to say "...and in turn buy the game on release" instead? :unsure:

    I mean...yes, someone made a stupid mistake on the demo. But why would that be a reason for fans of the game* to boycot a game? Dozens if not hundreds of people worked on it for years and had nothing to do with it. And..."no one should buy it because the game is too easy to pirate" is a dumb reason even to software pirate standards.


    *it seems a solid assumption that mostly fans of the franchise will download 37 gigabytes on what they think is a demo


    EDIT: nevermind: I totally misread the post. Sorry about that. :blush: (thanks @mr allen ).
     
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  19. mr allen

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    He's talking about those who accidentally got it for free not buying the game, not those who boycott because they think they should get everything in life for free because someone else did.
     
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  20. Tomy Sakazaki

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    I think that the worst sony can do is to revoke the "demo turned full version" license, however this requires that the ps4 is connected to the internet.
     
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