Bad news for Android users who were anxious to play Rockstar’s Vice City 10th Anniversary Edition game, which was expected to hit Google Play store.Even though Rockstar promised that its next Grand Theft Auto game for mobile devices would arrive on December 6 on both Android and iOS platforms.
Well, the company kept its promise and launched both versions of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, though only iOS users can now download and play the game.
It appears that the Android version experienced critical issues that did not allow those who wanted to purchase the game to actually download it.
All those who attempted to download it via Google Play store were met with Xapk validation errors, thus making the game impossible to play.
It looks like Rockstar has quickly acknowledged these issues and has removed the game from Google Play Store until it finds a solution to this problem.
The company has also issued an official statement informing Android users that it’s aware of the validation errors they have experienced while attempting to download the game via Google Play Store:
“Vice City is not yet available for Android devices, so if you’re seeing it listed there in error you should not attempt to download it. We’ll keep you up to date and let you know as soon as the game is available to purchase for Android users.”
Furthermore, Rockstar has confirmed that the game will be delayed until these validation errors are addressed and apologizes for postponing Grand Theft Auto: Vice City for Android until next week.
“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.”