We haven’t seen a mess up of this stature in a while, and honestly this is hilariously silly, though we don’t mean to make fun of our good friends at Sega!
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, the latest entry in Sega’s open world action adventure series received rather a alarming surprise today. Earlier, Sega had released a “demo” for the game on the PlayStation Network for players to download and try. The demo’s size was abnormally large – over 36GB – which intrigued certain gamers.
Fans of the series dug into the demo as expected, but some were confused as to just how long the demo was supposed to be. Players were able to play past the prologue section and even through the first chapter, with no end in sight. So a few hours later comes a tweet from the official Sega account stating that the demo that many players had already downloaded was actually the full version of the game. With the demo’s size, that’s no surprise!
Sega was quick to pull the demo from the PlayStation Store. If you were one of the eager gamers that grabbed the demo as soon as it went up today, then congratulations – you probably have the full game on your PS4! But of course, if you’re constantly connected to the internet like many are, the demo will probably get a patch that fixes everything up.
Hopefully Sega fixes this critical error and puts up a proper demo, because the Yakuza games are pretty awesome. It’s been a long time coming too, as Yakuza 6: The Song of Life was originally released in Japan back in 2016, and it’s just now getting localized. We think it’s worth the wait though, as Yakuza 6 is shaping up to be one of the best entries in the series.
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life will be released April 17, 2018.