UPDATED: Game Breaking Bug Found in Day 1 Patch for PSN Copies of Resident Evil 6
PlayStation Europe’s Twitter account offered up this message:
If you’ve had a problem downloading Resident Evil 6, please delete and re-download. There was an issue with the patch that is now fixed.
— PlayStation Europe (@PlayStationEU) October 3, 2012
So, apparently, everything’s hunky-dory now. We’ll update this post if more information comes through…
There’s a big push right now on the PlayStation Store to buy Day 1 Digital copies of some of the biggest releases—like the just launched Resident Evil 6, which came out yesterday. But if you live in Europe and pre-ordered the game digitally from Sony’s digital storefront, chances are you’re kind of pissed off right now.
It seems that a Day 1 patch sent to gamers who pre-ordered (or early downloaded) digital PS3 copies of Resident Evil 6 have encountered a game breaking glitch that prevents them from even getting started. According to a post on IGN, the patch, known as patch 1.01, causes the following error message to appear after booting up the game: “The copyright protection information is invalid.” Then the game doesn’t work.
By way of a solution, Capcom has instructed those afflicted by the bug to delete their copies of the game, and then re-install it, which will fix the problem—with a catch:
“Users with the PSN version will be able to play multiplayer with other PSN users. However, you will not be able to play multiplayer games with users with the disk version until we have released the new 1.01 PSN patch. You will also not have access to the RE NET service, which is what patch 1.01 adds to the game.”
Capcom also issued a statement to IGN about the issue:
“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.”
That sucks. As if Capcom wasn’t already fighting an uphill battle with customers over on-disc DLC, now they’ve got to deal with this. Hopefully it hasn’t affected too many people and Capcom figures out a fix sooner rather than later. Anyone experience this problem?