Those of you that snapped up the digital version of Resident Evil 6 yesterday may have noticed there’s a slight problem with your game: it doesn’t load. It seems a patch released by Capcom has rendered Day 1 Digital versions of the title completely unplayable – but thankfully there is a temporary workaround.

"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," the publisher told IGN. "This time they won't be prompted to download the patch and the game will load."

However, there is one caveat: "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."

Sony has since Tweeted that an updated patch is set to hit the PlayStation Network at approximately 17:00PM BST. That means it should be up by the time you read this. There’s no word on whether the download will, y’know, turn Resident Evil 6 into a good game.

[via ign.com]