Resident Evil 6 Update Kills PS3 Copies

Stop - don't download that patch! Oh, too late.

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Capcom is looking for solutions to a problem that means that the latest patch for the highly controversial Resident Evil 6 (our first look here) not only doesn't work but actively disables PS3 versions of the game.

The problem means that downloaded copies of the game are unplayable (very probably some sort of screwed up copy protection). While Sony has not responded to the issue as yet, Capcom has released a lengthy statement that boils down to, "We're working on it guys - here's a workaround."

Here is the statement:

"Essentially it is recognized that some consumers who downloaded the game from the PSN store pre-loaded (pre-order) or within the early hours of launch may be experiencing problems booting up the game. In short, early purchasers who tried to download the game from PSN store may have seen an error message, after they downloaded the day 1 patch. The patch has created an issue and prevents people booting the game.

"The temporary fix to ensure people can enjoy RE6 today as intended is to ask those people to un-install the game (only if they originally saw an error message) and re-install the game. This time they won?t be prompted to download the patch and the game will load. Please note however, these people won?t be able to play against disc owners on a temporary basis.

"We are working with SCEE (Sony) to fix this issue and a patch is imminent to fix the issue. Please note that those people who downloaded the game from the PSN store originally won?t be able to access RE.net at this time, but this will be fixed by the imminent patch. We will keep people updated as soon as we know more and thank them for their patience."

As we say, nowt form Sony yet.

Statement via IGN

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Comments

Daz 5 Oct 2012 14:22
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not PS3 versions, PSN versions
Daz 5 Oct 2012 14:23
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@Daz I should really start and read the article, but the title was misleading
CHUD 6 Oct 2012 16:26
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Nope, PS3 versions period, not just PSN. Happened to me.
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