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Yakuza 6 Demo Accidentally Allowed Testers To Play The Whole Game

Yakuza 6.The Song of Life.BagoGames/Flickr

Video game demos are supposed to give players the chance to try a game out and see if they would like to purchase and play the full version. This was the intent behind the Yakuza 6: The Song of Life demo, which was apparently not as well-guarded as it should have been. As a result, those who decided to download the trial were able to get much more out of it than they thought.

The demo has since been disabled for download by Sega shortly after those who did manage to get their hands on it discovered that they could get much farther into the game than they were meant to, Polygon reports. The content was only supposed to open the first few sections in the early game to the players.

Unfortunately for the developers, they were not vigilant enough in implementing restrictions in the code. As a result, a lot of gamers were able to enjoy the full game without having to pay a thing.

In a Tweet to gamers who might have wanted to try the demo, Sega issued an apology and an explanation for what happened. More than reassuring players of the demo’s return, however, it’s likely that this revelation will end up angering quite a few people for missing out on the chance to get the title for free.

“We apologize, but have had to remove the Yakuza 6: The Song of Life demo from the PlayStation Store. We are as upset as you are, and had hoped to have this demo available for everyone today. We discovered that some were able to use the demo to unlock the full game. We’re looking into the nature of the issue. Thank you for your patience,” the Tweet reads.

Yakuza 6 follows the same style as its predecessors, which employs incredible combat, an engrossing story, and quirky side activities. As Ars Technica reports, Sega and Sony are assuring those who did download the demo that there will be no consequences as a result of their actions.

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