Clear your schedules for Kiryu-chan. Yakuza free play days are here. Provided people have Xbox Live Gold, that is. Microsoft and Sega announced the offer, which lets people play Yakuza 0, Yakuza Kiwami, and Yakuza Kiwami 2 until October 4, 2020.
During the event, people can download copies of all three games from the Microsoft Store. They can then play as much as they want. Once the weekend is over, all you’ll have are the save files and access will be taken back. (Though, you could always buy copies and continue.) Each game, if you rush and don’t complete side stories, will probably take between 20 and 30 hours, so it sadly wouldn’t be possible to completely beat each one. (However, people could possibly get through one of them.)
Microsoft and Sega have been quite cozy lately. The recent activity with the Yakuza series is one example. For instance, Yakuza: Like a Dragon is one of the Xbox Series X launch games, but it won’t come to the PlayStation 5 until March 2021. We also have Phantasy Star Online 2 to point to. The Xbox One is the only console it’s available on outside Japan, and there are even Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks for it.
Yakuza 0, Yakuza Kiwami, and Yakuza Kiwami 2 are available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. All three games will be a part of the Yakuza free play days for Xbox Live Gold members until October 4, 2020.