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Resident Evil 6 day-one patch breaks PSN copies

UPDATE: Amended patch due 5pm UK time, Sony announces.

UPDATE: An amended version of Resident Evil 6's day-one patch will go live "around 5pm UK time", Sony's official PlayStation Europe Twitter account has announced.

ORIGINAL STORY: Resident Evil 6's day-one PlayStation 3 patch has stopped downloaded copies of game from loading, which renders the game unplayable.

Compatibility issues between the patch and legitimately-downloaded PSN copies can be circumvented by a workaround, Capcom told IGN, while the developer readies a fresh patch.

"The temporary fix to ensure people can enjoy Resident Evil 6 today as intended is to ask those people to uninstall the game (only if they originally saw an error message) and reinstall the game," a Capcom spokesperson said. "This time they won't be prompted to download the patch and the game will load."

But anyone using this workaround will be left unable to play online with others.

"Please note, however, these people won't be able to play against disc owners on a temporary basis," Capcom added. "We are working with SCEE (Sony) to fix this issue and a patch is imminent to fix the issue."

The issue also blocks RE.net, the game's online stat-tracking and reward service.

Disc-based PS3 copies of the game remain unaffected - the problem only hits fans who pre-paid and downloaded the game's hefty 10GB digital copy.

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