The game suffers from “Xapk validation errors” and cannot be played
As promised, Rockstar Games has just released the hotly-anticipated Grand Theft Auto: Vice City for Android devices on Google Play store.Unfortunately, there’s a big problem with the game and most Android users cannot download the files required to play it.
It appears that Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is affected by “Xapk validation errors,” which doesn’t allow Android users to play it.
We’re certain Rockstar has already acknowledged the problem and is now working to deliver a quick fix, which, hopefully, will allow Android users that already paid for the game to actually play it.
The game supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Korean, Russian, and Japanese languages and is fully compatible with the following smartphones:
Motorola Razr, Razr Maxx, Razr Maxx HD, Motorola Atrix, Motorola Photon, Motorola Droid Bionic, HTC Rezound, HTC One X, HTC One S, HTC EVO 3D, HTC Sensation, HTC DROID Incredible 2, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Samsung Nexus S, Samsung Galaxy Note I and II, Samsung S II, Samsung Galaxy R, Sony Xperia Play, Sony Xperia S, P, T and TL, Sony Walkman Z Series Media Player, Samsung Galaxy S III and LG Nexus 4.
Additionally, those who wish to play Grand Theft Auto: Vice City on an Android tablet should know the game is compatible with the following models:
Acer Iconia, Asus Eee Pad Transformer and Transformer Prime, LG Optimus Pad, Medion Lifetab, Motorola XOOM, Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 and 10.1, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, Sony Tablet S, Sony Tablet P, Toshiba Thrive, HTC Flyer, Google Nexus 7 and Nexus 10.
According to Rockstar, the game was only tested on the devices mentioned above, but it might work on other Android smartphones and tablets as well. It is also worth mentioning that the game requires 1.5 GB of free storage. Check it out here.
UPDATE #1: It looks like the game was removed from Google Play store. We'll update as soon as it goes live again.
UPDATE #2: Rockstar Games acknowledged the problem and confirmed it's already working on a solution. The game has been delayed until next week. Check out the official statement here.
UPDATE #3: The game is now back on Google Play Store. Check it out here.