Sorry I've been incommunicado for so long, but... there hasn't been a lot to discuss. Things have been strange, and all will become clear in time.
I can now say, however, that the patch has been submitted to Konami for testing!
Not going to guess how long it will take for it to get through Konami and Sony/MS, but... there is an end in sight, at long last.
Thanks for your continued patience and support, everyone.