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Rockstar Pulls Grand Theft Auto Vice City For Android Due to Validation Issues

Well folks, could today get any worse? This morning, Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto Vice City was released to Google Play for Android, then taken down after reports of XAPK validation issues. Since then, Rockstar has acknowledged the issues, pulled it from Google Play, and say that it will be back…eventually. 

We’re aware that some users have attempted to download Vice City: 10th Anniversary Edition from the Google Play Store and have experienced validation errors.

Just to be clear: the game is not available for Android devices just yet, and if you’re seeing it listed on the Store then this is an error, and you shouldn’t attempt to download it. We’ll keep you up to date and let you know as soon as the game is live and available to purchase.

Time to curl up into the fetal and cry myself back to sleep.

Via: Computer and Video Games

Cheers EvanTheGamer and B!

  • smooth moves

    It never fails everytime android has an anticipated release they always let us down its always a delay u guys had months of prep time to have this crap up and going. I guarantee ios users didnt have this issue.

  • Daistaar

    Didn’t the same thing happen with R* and Max Payne?

  • R*

    “Hey guys, due to unforeseen technical issues, the Android release of Vice City will be slightly delayed. Our goal is to get this out for Android by the end of next week. Our apologies for the delay to all our fans on Android devices and please stay tuned for updates.”

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  • “Well folks, could today get any worse?”
    Well we could have a Windows Phone device #WPRage

    • michael arazan

      I hate all the virus’ & malware that you get on windows phones!

  • JoshGroff

    I was just about to say, I wasn’t even aware it was released. At least I have SwiftKey Flow to help ease my sorrows.

  • Thomas

    Son of a ….. 🙁

  • Matt

    I don’t even understand how you can play this on a phone. Some of the missions were so hard with an actual controller, a software controller soulds impossible.

    • John Malin

      that is where you use a USB OTG cable with an xbox/ps3 controller, or root and use the sixaxis controller app

      • JoshGroff

        Root+Sixaxis+Gameklip = Win.

        • summit1986

          This times one billion!

          • Is that a controller in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

    • It’s Bluetooth controller compatible so you can do that if it gets too hard 😛

  • Joshhud

    So lame, i just got my shiny new Note and i wanted to play a sweet game on it.. womp womp.

    • JoshGroff

      On the bright side, there’s plenty of awesome games on the market to hold you over until it gets patched and re-released.

      • Joshhud

        Any suggestions. I saw there is a new Modern Combat coming out but once again not out yet lol

        • Mike

          shadowgun zone and nfs most wanted m/

          • Mike

            dead* zone

        • JoshGroff

          Being a Square ENIX fan, I’m obligated to bring up Chrono Trigger as it’s one of the best RPGs ever. Also, for casual gaming, Wind Up Knight is fun. Then of course you can play Mass Effect Infiltrator (probably the best control scheme for a third person shooter on mobile devices) or Bard’s Tale, which are both pretty awesome.

        • iamjackspost

          Just downloaded Organ Trail. It is AWESOME.

  • Silver Veloz

    Bummer! Well, Tim, I guess you do have to work today after all. Enjoy the day. The show was great last night.

    • Yeah, I had a feeling something like this would happen. They’re messing with me!

  • discstu37

    It’s hard to imagine how something as simple as installation/validation got overlooked in the testing process…?

    • It’s Rockstar, don’t put anything past them when it comes to a timely release unless it’s for a console…

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        Come on tim that’s not fair.

        • Oh, it’s fair. Same thing happened with GTA3. It was delayed and delayed and delayed. I was there. It sucked. lol

      • Chris Hollenbeck

        The “Valve Time” curse.

  • paul_cus

    Bummer, but at least Jet Set Radio is out. Tough break, Tim, I know you were pretty psyched for this game.

  • EvanTheGamer

    Noooooooooooo! All Your Car Jacking Needs Are Belong To Rockstar!

    • You’re taking this pretty well. I figured you’d be inconsolable.

  • Warwick

    what a tease.

  • No Vice City for you!

    • iamjackspost

      You’re really having a ball with that avatar, aren’t you?

      • It’s just so easy! lol

        • Mack

          You want Vice City?! Three dollars!!

          • Kramer: I’ll TAKE it! (it’s $4.99 on iOS)

    • JoshGroff

      I can haz soup?

    • justincase_2008

      Its ok Timmy-o I’ll play on my pc to night for the both of us.