Today was supposed to be an excellent day for Android gaming fans, especially those that enjoy Grand Theft Auto. Today was the official launch day for the iconic RockStar Games Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, but sadly they appear to be having a few issues at the moment. After the game went live on the Play Store this morning, it has since been removed and many buyers are experiencing issues.
GTA III was delayed more than a few times, so it’s safe to say we might be having the same situation here on Android with Vice City. After multiple users purchased the new game this morning they were met with errors while trying to install, and eventually RockStar Games pulled the game from our store.
XAPK validation issues are causing a bit of trouble for the gaming company, and now they’ve issued a quick statement claiming the game wasn’t actually supposed to be available yet this morning, and that GTA: Vice City will be back on the Android Play Store soon. Here’s their comment right from the Rockstar Blog:
“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.”
Not sure how you mess up that bad and manage to publish a game to the Google Play Store without a complete validation in place, but what do I know. For those that managed to get the game and are enjoying it already, let us know how amazing it is in the comments below. For everyone else it looks like we’ll have to wait for it to return on the Play Store. We’ll update once we know more.