Earlier today, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City was released for Android. Once word started to spread, eager players began to download the game with the intentions of reliving the good ol’ days of pulling off motorcycle wheelies and chopping people with a samurai sword. Unfortunately, they found the game to be unplayable upon launch. They were hit with a dreaded validation error.
Vice City communicates with Rockstar’s servers to make sure the copy of the game you’re playing is legit. When that communication breaks down, the game becomes unplayable. Rockstar realized this error, and promptly removed Vice City from Google Play while it works on a solution. An official statement was made on Rockstar’s website.
“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.”
Hopefully things will get sorted out sometime today. It’s still early in the work day. We’ll let you know when the game is live again.
Source [Rockstar Games]