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

Oct 25, 2017
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Hopefully the license being revoked doesn't cause some people to not get the game because they're angry they didn't get a free copy. Support this series, people!
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Yea my "demo" stopped working. I shouldn't have left my PS4 online but always being connected to internet is like usual for me so I didn't even give it any thought.

I don't really care about it not working anymore as obviously it wasn't suppose to, what's bugging me is that I was right near the end of the story and now I have to wait nearly two months to see the conclusion. All my anticipation will die by then. They should just let people who purchase it from PS store and have the "demo" continue to play it.
You almost finished the game??
 

Raoh

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Oct 27, 2017
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Yea my "demo" stopped working. I shouldn't have left my PS4 online but always being connected to internet is like usual for me so I didn't even give it any thought.

I don't really care about it not working anymore as obviously it wasn't suppose to, what's bugging me is that I was right near the end of the story and now I have to wait nearly two months to see the conclusion. All my anticipation will die by then. They should just let people who purchase it from PS store and have the "demo" continue to play it.
Just how long did you play it?
Include your answer in spoilers so that other people aren't spoiled by your play time.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Just how long did you play it?
Include your answer in spoilers so that other people aren't spoiled by your play time.
You almost finished the game??
Yea I played till chapter
11
and there are in total
13
chapters in the game. I think I played a good
15-17hours can't say for sure.

I didn't do that much side content because when it comes to Yakuza games I do side content and general mucking about after I finish the main story. It's because the main story engages me so much that I always want to know what's next and doing side content takes away from that for me because of the tonal shift between serious story and silly side stuff. But I do like the aide stuff so I do them once I am finished with story.
 

Vash

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Oct 28, 2017
64
Meh, I wanted to play the demo so much, turns out, it's not even on the Dutch PS Store. I saw someone else mention it's not on the German store either. What gives?
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Hopefully the license being revoked doesn't cause some people to not get the game because they're angry they didn't get a free copy. Support this series, people!
I think people that really want to play the game right now are already in offline mode, monster hunter will wait for a couple of weeks for me until i finish yakuza 6...

Anobody else got a email for CE that the date change ? Amazon.ca here ? Would it be because of this leak ?
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Meh, I wanted to play the demo so much, turns out, it's not even on the Dutch PS Store. I saw someone else mention it's not on the German store either. What gives?
They took down the demo from every region to check it for any further issues.
 
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Oct 26, 2017
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decided to connect my PS4 to the network, i won't play the game anytime soon, and i still need to play yakuza kiwami and 4 and 5 first.
after i finish all those i think the game will be at $30 or less.
 

Vash

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Oct 28, 2017
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They took down the demo from every region to check if for any further issues.
Waaaaaaaahhh!!!! Noooooo!!!! *sobs*

I thought they only removed it in the US, hence why I was wondering it's not there.

I guess I'll wait for its return then. Thanks. :)
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Pre-order complete. Played up to Chapter 3 and can't remember if I took my console offline or not. Hope I did since I really just want to keep playing this thing. Either way, the pre-order stays :). So pumped to be playing this early (March is a good chunk of free time for me, the rest of the year not so much).
 
Oct 28, 2017
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Now what pisses me off is that twitter has just tacitly accepted we're going to share Yakuza 6 screens of every funny bit when people still has to wait 2 months to play it. By the time it reaches us, I am going to know all about every part of the game without even having played it
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Now what pisses me off is that twitter has just tacitly accepted we're going to share Yakuza 6 screens of every funny bit when people still has to wait 2 months to play it. By the time it reaches us, I am going to know all about every part of the game without even having played it
That sucks. There's a few bits I've been keeping quiet on because they are spoilery (in terms of side stories) so it'd suck if those get leaked early (and I'd wager at least one of those will). Hopefully story scenes are still blocked from taking screen caps, as I really hope no one spoils the story. As that'd just be a jerk move.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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That sucks. There's a few bits I've been keeping quiet on because they are spoilery (in terms of side stories) so it'd suck if those get leaked early (and I'd wager at least one of those will). Hopefully story scenes are still blocked from taking screen caps, as I really hope no one spoils the story. As that'd just be a jerk move.
Sure but at same time game came out like 1 years ago in Japan....i wouldn't be surprise to see spoiler pop everywhere... i am very careful in yakuza OT :)
 
Oct 27, 2017
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You guys might be careful keeping it due to trophies snitching on you once you log back in eventually.

Has Sony ever banned anyone for something like that before?
They don't even really ban people for blatant trophy cheating. Third-party websites do the moderating.
 
Oct 31, 2017
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Now what pisses me off is that twitter has just tacitly accepted we're going to share Yakuza 6 screens of every funny bit when people still has to wait 2 months to play it. By the time it reaches us, I am going to know all about every part of the game without even having played it
You'll be fine as long as you don't check twitter !
 
Oct 27, 2017
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I posted a pic to twitter but it's just a Kiryu selfie with cats. I don't think it spoils anything. :P

I don't appear to be following anyone who's posting spoilery pics, so I guess I'm lucky.
 
Oct 24, 2017
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Yea my "demo" stopped working. I shouldn't have left my PS4 online but always being connected to internet is like usual for me so I didn't even give it any thought.

I don't really care about it not working anymore as obviously it wasn't suppose to, what's bugging me is that I was right near the end of the story and now I have to wait nearly two months to see the conclusion. All my anticipation will die by then. They should just let people who purchase it from PS store and have the "demo" continue to play it.
Weird it's almost like taking advantage of an unintentional glitch didn't have all of your desires in mind
 
Oct 26, 2017
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They removed the demo from EU store. Didn't that work normally as a demo? When it was up yesterday it was already locked, not being able to download. I just wanted to play the freaking demo.

I understand removing it from US store but taking out real demo from EU is just paranoia.
 

Vash

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Oct 28, 2017
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They removed the demo from EU store. Didn't that work normally as a demo? When it was up yesterday it was already locked, not being able to download. I just wanted to play the freaking demo.

I understand removing it from US store but taking out real demo from EU is just paranoia.
Yeah, it's a shame. I really wanted to try out the demo. :(
 
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Birdseye
Oct 27, 2017
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Hi all,

Thank you for your incredible support and patience regarding the Yakuza 6: The Song of Life demo. We have some updates on the questions you have been asking us here

Will my account be banned for playing the full game? No. Absolutely not. We hope you enjoyed you “advance” preview of the later chapters in the game. Sounds like you did!

Will my save game file transfer over? Yes! All of that time you spent with Kiryu will carry over when the full game releases, so no time in-game is lost. However, trophies will not carry over to the full game when it is released and will need to be earned again.

We will update you as soon as we have more information on the status of the demo.

Thank you again for your support and any questions please let us know in the comments!

Sarah.x
https://www.reddit.com/r/yakuzagames/comments/818m1y/yakuza_6_demo_update_2/
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Weird it's almost like taking advantage of an unintentional glitch didn't have all of your desires in mind
Yea no need for that sort of comment. I never said it was wrong of them to do so.

It's not my problem if Sega accidentally uploaded the full game, as a fan I'm going to take the opportunity to play it early if I can and it's not like there aren't people who haven't finished the game even if you don't consider this fuck up as people who can understand Japanese have been able to play the game for a while. I've already paid for the game, so my conscious is clear too.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Vice City
at this point i wonder if there's any chance they'll try again or just wait till the delayed release date? like, the game seems done, was the delay for LE items or what? gonna be a long wait either way
 
Oct 25, 2017
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at this point i wonder if there's any chance they'll try again or just wait till the delayed release date? like, the game seems done, was the delay for LE items or what? gonna be a long wait either way
I'm not even sure why they had a demo for the 6th title in a series. Anyone who has played that long is going to buy it anyway. And anyone who hasn't played any Yakuza games shouldn't be starting with 6.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Pretty sure they'll re-upload the proper demos eventually.
I'm not even sure why they had a demo for the 6th title in a series. Anyone who has played that long is going to buy it anyway. And anyone who hasn't played any Yakuza games shouldn't be starting with 6.
That's a good point lol, I think in Japan it was mostly to showcase the Dragon Engine, but over here it was kind of a weird choice.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Every Yakuza game bar Kiwami has had a demo. I'm certainly not complaining that they keep putting them out! Plus as you say 6's demo was great as it showed off the dragon engine and the changes in the game so out of all the demos released its probably one of my favourites along with Hokuto and maybe Yakuza 4 (just because 4 let you try out all four different characters in battle. I loved that).
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Vice City
I'm not even sure why they had a demo for the 6th title in a series. Anyone who has played that long is going to buy it anyway. And anyone who hasn't played any Yakuza games shouldn't be starting with 6.
i can see that, but then most of them have great catch-ups at the start, and 0 did well last year. following up the momentum they had with that & kiwami makes sense to me, let more people see what the series is about (action & mini-games) seems kinda smart
 

8bit

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Oct 27, 2017
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They removed the demo from EU store. Didn't that work normally as a demo? When it was up yesterday it was already locked, not being able to download. I just wanted to play the freaking demo.

I understand removing it from US store but taking out real demo from EU is just paranoia.
I've still got the EU demo after downloading it on Tuesday, or anyway I did have yesterday and it still worked. Haven't checked today. I assume it'll be back soon enough.