SEGA removes Yakuza 6 demo (in the US) because players were able to unlock full game

Discussion in 'Video Games' started by Birdseye, Feb 28, 2018.

  1. Birdseye

    Birdseye Member Original Poster

  2. Trace

    Trace Member

  3. 8bit

    8bit Member

    Bit confused how it is depicted players were able to unlock the full game when it seems whoever published the demo accidentally the whole game and players didn't need to do anything.
  4. #4
    Yeah that was funny.
  5. Nightbird

    Nightbird Member

    Well shit. Should have payed attention to this.
  6. MCN

    MCN Member

    The exact same thing happened with a Mega CD demo disc. You'd think they'd have learned by now.
  7. Kenzodielocke

    Kenzodielocke Member

    I have stopped the download because of this.
  8. Guipradi

    Guipradi Member

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! This is going to history. I read they didn't even have to do anything complicated? Like the Demo was literally the full game with a few changed things? Can someone confirm?
  9. Hektor

    Hektor Community Resettler Member

    Upset i missed out :<

    Oh well, it's just two more months
  10. Birdseye

    Birdseye Member Original Poster

    Please support the Yakuza franchise by buying the game
  11. IDreamOfHime

    IDreamOfHime Member

    A UK Dreamcast magazine gave away a demo disc that could be used as a boot disc for burned games.
    SEGA always gonna be SEGA
  12. Herb Alpert

    Herb Alpert Member

    Why ?
  13. Kenzodielocke

    Kenzodielocke Member

    Wouldn't feel right.
  14. ioriyagami

    ioriyagami Member

    Man that sucks, I feel for them. It must be the worst nightmare for a publisher/developer... I wonder how badly this will affect sales. I assume the profile of people downloading the demo that early are gamers that are interested or very interested on the Yakuza series, which are also the main target audience. I am hoping most of them have preordered the game already (and that they won't cancel the preorder). They pulled out the demo fairly quickly, so hopefully it is not too bad.
  15. P-MAC

    P-MAC Member


    Lots of demos make you download the whole game. You play a small section and then if you decide to pay for the full game, it instantly unlocks instead of having to download anything further. It seems this is one of those games but people found a glitch to get past the end of the demo and keep playing.
  16. Vishmarx

    Vishmarx Member

    nobody had to do anything, they simply uploaded the full game under the demo's slot.
  17. Bonejack

    Bonejack Member

    So ... the demo has been the full game with some restrictions that people where able to disable/work around? How did anyone at Sega think that this is a good way to handle a demo?
  18. Classicrock78

    Classicrock78 Member

    I will still be getting yakuza 6 with the shot glasses but its nice to be able to play the full game,im going offline till i beat it,i wont be getting a new ps4 game till ninokuni 2.
  19. Chaserjoey

    Chaserjoey Member

    If I understand correctly, the demo is the full game (but stops you from going further into the main story after a mission) because it's meant to be compatible when the game releases in April. If it is just the save data that transfers then there's no reason for it to have been 36GB.

    The demo is suppose to prevent further access midway through the first Chapter. Sega or Sony put the full game up instead of the demo on the NA PSN. Nobody had to do any workarounds, nobody had to disable anything. It was just an error from Sega or Sony.
  20. Herb Alpert

    Herb Alpert Member

    I wouldn’t have had the same scruple honestly

    It's like taking advantage of a price error. But I totally understand your point.
  21. 8bit

    8bit Member

    No one had to do anything though, the full game was unlocked without any action.
  22. Nosgoroth

    Nosgoroth Member

    As someone who uploads things to production environments, this sends icy shivers down my spine.
  23. Araujo

    Araujo Member

    So, the people that got it, can't get it taken away from then, so now Yakuza 6 is just officially leaked full out there somewhere?

    Would suck if Sega started to go after people unlocking the trophies or posting content about it before launch... that being said, i would not be surprised either.
  24. Xenosaga

    Xenosaga Member

    It's funny because the game icon in the dashboard says "prologue" but the actual thing is the full version lol.
  25. Vishmarx

    Vishmarx Member

    the licenses are digital and theyre still managed by sony so they can take them away if they wanted
  26. Chaserjoey

    Chaserjoey Member

    The license can be revoked or a patch could be sent out to change it to the demo. If a console is offline then they can have the full game for as long as they are offline.
  27. Tizoc

    Tizoc Member

    Vader no.jpeg
    Now that's one error that would've made me use my PS4 @[email protected]
  28. Classicrock78

    Classicrock78 Member

    Im guessing sega might patch it so the full yakuza 6game will not work anymore.......maybe,thats why im going offline
  29. lordlad

    lordlad Member

    some intern's half asleep when doing the upload..
  30. VanDoughnut

    VanDoughnut Member

    It's probably not funny to them now..
    But for the next Yakuza they should make a Sub Story where the Protagonist or someone he runs into accidentally gives a game away for free and they try to "fix" it.
  31. Bonejack

    Bonejack Member

    The info in OP does say that players were able to unlock the full game via the demo, not that it had been that full game without any restrictions, what's correct now?

    Also, if it's really just the save data that transfers ... i don't understand why you would make such a massive demo instead of having a dedicated demo build and making the game available early via pre-load.
  32. FairyEmpire

    FairyEmpire Member

    Seriously? That's quite a fuck-up. With the news out, there's potentially hundreds, thousands or who knows how many people who suddenly realize they have the full game on their console, no strings attached. Unless Sony goes out to manually remove the game from people's profiles making them unuseable, this could be pretty rough on them. You can just keep your console offline for a week or so, you finish the game and then back on, 60$ saved.
  33. Birdseye

    Birdseye Member Original Poster

    I heard they can revoke the licence (provided your console is connected to the Internet)
  34. Raoh

    Raoh Member

    There's not a "trick" to unlock the full game from the demo.

    We just simply got the full game, the ones that managed to download the demo from the US store.
  35. Aurelio

    Aurelio Member

  36. #36
    yea, all you had to do was download the demo and it turns out to be the full game. The game is suppose to stop story progress mid Chapter 1 because that was how it was done in the Japanese demo.

    My connection is super slow, so the full download is taking it's time, so I'm demo restrictions anyways...despite that, the game has given me two trophies thus far.

    I'm still buying the game (that premium edition is calling my name), but I feel really bad for the team that this happened.
  37. isual

    isual Member

    damn. should have brought my ps4 to work and downloaded the demo. shietttt
  38. Raoh

    Raoh Member

    You were downloading it in the first place to try the demo.
    The demo is the 1st chapter of the game.
    You can finish downloading and then play the first chapter and back out.
  39. Chaserjoey

    Chaserjoey Member

    The demo on the US PSN was the full game. Someone uploaded the wrong file. There was no trick or gimmick, it isn't any players fault.
  40. Skulldead

    Skulldead Member

    Glitch ? no the game is just fully unlock... we don't need to do any manipulation or exploit to advance futher into the game. That would be another thing if this was the case, but the game is just there, we don't need to do anything special, they fuck up big time... their tweeter IS really misleading like it was our fault that we can go futher into the game.
  41. Bonejack

    Bonejack Member

    I didn't fault any player, even if there was a work-around to make the demo the full game, it's also not the players fault but the ones who made the demo or did the upload to PSN. And if it's just simply the full game having been uploaded to PSN instead of the demo, maybe the thread title should get fixed. ^^
  42. SenseiX

    SenseiX Member

    I download demos all the time using three different accounts and this one time I was like naaah spoilers finish Yakuza 5 first.
    Two months early access... The reviewer experience... All gone :'(

    I would seriously buy 2 copies if it means I get to play it this early.
  43. tiebreaker

    tiebreaker Member

    Lucky for people that got the game. But please consider supporting the series if you love the series.
  44. Skulldead

    Skulldead Member

    i'm pretty sure fan of Yakuza want Kiwami 2 and Fist of the North star game, so there probably couples of exception, but i'm pretty sure the majority will keep their physical\digital copy.
  45. Kain-Nosgoth

    Kain-Nosgoth Member

    Man i'm jealous as fuck! I have way more time now that what i'll get in april...

    i would've still kept my pre-order, but at least i could have played it sooner... why i never get this kind of luck?
  46. Nooblet

    Nooblet Member

    I had a feeling that the demo was absurdly long and longer than the Japanese one when I ended up hitting chapter 2. This makes sense now.

    I don't know why they are wording it as if the players did something to unlock it when all I did was download the thing from the store and play it.
  47. Nightbird

    Nightbird Member

    I do!
    I bought Yakuza 0, and I'm planning on buying Kiwami too, but I can't say no to free :(
  48. Toumari

    Toumari Banned Member

    What I don’t understand is if the game is complete at this stage, why was the game delayed? Unless there is untranslated strings in the late game I see no reason why they delayed it to clash with God of War.
  49. NZerker12

    NZerker12 Member

    The question that should be asked is if the full game was made available then why are we waiting until April to get it.
  50. Nooblet

    Nooblet Member

    Manufacturing/supply issues perhaps