Yakuza 6: The Song of Life

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Yakuza 6: The Song of Life
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life cover
Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio
Windows QLOC
Dragon Engine
Release dates
Windows March 25, 2021
Metacritic 82
OpenCritic 85
Monetization One-time game purchase, DLC, Sponsored
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Brawler, Mini-games, Open world
Sports Baseball, Fishing
Art styles Realistic
Themes Contemporary, Japan
Series Yakuza
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Yakuza 6: The Song of Life 2021

Yakuza 6: The Song of Life is the port of an open world action game in the Yakuza series originally released in 2018 on PlayStation 4. It has been developed by Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio while the port has been handled by QLOC.

On December 11, 2020, it was announced that Yakuza 6: The Song of Life would come to PC on March 25, 2021 following the Yakuza Remastered Collection, which was scheduled to be released in January 2021.[1] Yakuza 6: The Song of Life was the last remaining title to be ported for the whole main series to have made its way to PC.

Yakuza 6 is distributed through Microsoft Store and Steam, and also included with Xbox Game Pass for PC.

General information

Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Included with Xbox Game Pass for PC.
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Type Notes
Sponsored The game includes numerous in-game product placements:[2]
  • Imaraya, a confectionery company selling azuki bean products, is featured on billboards and stores.
  • Ikinari Steak appears in the form of restaurants.
  • APA Hotel is featured in one of the story missions and also as a hotel.
  • ESP Guitars is featured on billboards.
  • Sony billboards are seen throughout the city, and the protagonist's phone is a Sony Xperia.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Clan Creator Card Bundle Contains exclusive cards for the Clan Creator mini-game.
One healing consumable, two experience items and in-game currency are also included as a bonus.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Sega\Yakuza6\
Microsoft Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\SEGAofAmericaInc.Yakuza6PC_s751p9cej88mt\LocalCache\Local\SEGA\Yakuza6\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1388590/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Microsoft Store
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\1388590\remote\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1388590/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Xbox Cloud


Graphics settings
Graphics settings
Advanced graphics settings
Advanced graphics settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Cutscenes are pillarboxed. See Ultra-widescreen for a workaround.
Some cutscenes and FMVs are pillarboxed to a 16:9 aspect ratio.[3]
See Ultra-widescreen to remove the pillarboxing at 32:9.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Adjustable with a slider between +25 and +75.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Fullscreen also available.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Labeled as Texture Filtering.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA, SMAA and SSAA up to x2 available.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Some scenes are pre-rendered at 30 FPS.
The Virtua Fighter 5 mini-game is capped at 60 FPS.
Limit options of 30, 60, 120, and unlimited.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.
Ray tracing


Use a trainer to remove pillarboxing from cutscenes
  1. Download the Yakuza 6 superwide & multi-monitor cutscenes fix.
  2. Extract the contents of the archive to any location.
  3. Run the Yakuza 6 Ultrawide.exe file.
  4. Press F8 during gameplay to toggle pillarboxing on and off.
The trainer needs to be run before starting the game.
Supports Microsoft Store versions.
Use a mod to remove pillarboxing from cutscenes
  1. Download the Yakuza 6 Letterbox Removal For Ultrawide.
  2. Extract the contents of the archive to the <path-to-game>\data.
Letterbox Artworks setting must be set to ON for this mod to work.
Incompatible with Microsoft Store versions.


Game settings
Game settings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Some keys cannot be remapped.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Available as a slider from -5 to 5.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
X-axis inversion is also available. Separate options for third and first person camera.
Setting also affects controller input.
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Some buttons cannot be remapped.
Controller sensitivity
Available as a slider from -5 to 5.
Controller Y-axis inversion
X-axis inversion is also available. Separate options for third and first person camera.
Setting also affects mouse input.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modes Wired
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Button prompts flickers (Keyboard/Mouse button icons will be prioritized), Camera Controls conflictions and certain gameplay functions (like Sprinting) doesn't work correctly while Gamepad and Keyboard/Mouse Inputs is in use at the same time.[5]
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
Hook input (legacy mode)
Official controller preset(s)
Official presets for Dualshock 4, Xbox 360/One and Steam controller available.
Steam Controller button prompts
uses Xbox button prompts
Cursor detection


Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sliders for Master, Music, Effects, Dialog, and Cinema volume.
Surround sound
5.1 and 7.1 with options to adjust each speaker's angles.[6]
Karaoke lyrics are always shown.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Japanese Kanji and Romaji lyrics are displayed in Karaoke.
Traditional Chinese
Traditional Chinese lyrics are displayed in Karaoke.
Japanese lyrics are displayed in Karaoke. Two selectable font types are available.


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Versus
Puyo Puyo, Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown
LAN play
Online play

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Audio Criware
Cutscenes Criware

Yakuza 6 Restoration Patch[edit]

Restores licensed music that was cut from the western version of Yakuza 6.
Use restoration patch[7]
  1. Download Yakuza 6 Licensed Music Restoration Patch.
  2. Unpack the files to <path-to-game> and overwrite when prompted.

Enabling High Resolution Characters Textures[edit]

A simple mod that replaces textures for characters during gameplay with textures from cutscenes.

High Resolution Font for Yakuza 6[edit]

Replaces the font in the game with the same official higher resolution text font for better 4K experience.

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-3470
AMD FX-6300
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 40 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
AMD Radeon HD 7870
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit system is required.
CPU AVX support is required.
Runs on Windows 7 and 8.1 despite minimum Operating System requirements


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/1388590/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1388590) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. RGG Twitter Announcement - last accessed on 2021-03-26
  2. Yakuza Fandom Wiki - last accessed on 2021-03-26
  3. Verified by User:Fayaine on 2021-03-26
    Tested using a custom resolution of 2560x1080.
  4. Verified by User:Fayaine on 2021-03-26
    Tested at 3840x2160 custom resolution.
  5. Verified by User:Al2009man on 2022-05-05
    Tested by Assigning the Gyro Input as a Mouse using an Input Remapper
  6. Verified by User:Fayaine on 2021-03-26
    Tested with custom Surround Sound with Razer Surround.
  7. Verified by User:Jigen123 on 2021-03-26