Earlier this week Sega accidentally released a version of the Yakuza 6 demo that gave players access to the full version of the game. Although Sega already pulled the demo from PSN stores, Sega has now revoked the license for the demo, preventing players from playing the game any further.
This means that players who had previously downloaded the demo prior to Sega pulling it from the PSN Store can no longer play the game, even if the demo is downloaded and installed on their console. Reports of this began cropping up on ResetEra when players began telling each other that their licenses must have been revoked as they can no longer play the demo.
Some players wondered whether there would be penalties for players who downloaded the demo only to discover that they had access to the full game, or even whether their save files from the demo would transfer over as originally intended. A Sega representative on Reddit confirmed however that players will not be penalized, and that getting a working version of the demo is a top priority.
"Just to reassure you that we are working with Sony to make sure that there are no account penalties if you downloaded the demo. Still no date for the demo going back up but it is our top priority!"
On Tuesday, the demo for Yakuza 6 hit PSN stores at a whopping 36GB download. Much larger than what is typically expected of a demo. As it turned out, the demo was actually the full game, which some players were then able to playthrough completely. One player on ResetEra claimed to have reached Chapter 11 (out of 13 chapters) through the demo.
There is still no word yet on how this mix-up with the demo occurred, but we have reached out to Sega for further clarification on the matter.
In the meantime, your demo version of Yakuza 6 probably doesn't work anymore. But if you still need more Yakuza in your life, check out our in-depth coverage including a look behind the localization process for the Yakuza series. For help with the game, check out our Yakuza 6 guide.