Grand Theft Auto: Vice City for Android delayed, should be ready “by the end of next week”

Daniel Bader

December 7, 2012 4:10pm

Just a little Public Service Announcement for all those avid GTA:Vice City fans who were expecting their favourite PS2 game to be released for Android yesterday.

Apparently Rockstar Games had a bit of an issue with handset verification, and has to slightly rework the .APK to make it compatible across a number of different devices. The team issued an apology — and an explanation — yesterday, along with a promise that the $4.99 game should be ready by the end of next week.

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. 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.

Unfortunate, indeed. iOS users are having no such issues and are free to download the game at will; Android users will have to wait another few days before getting their steal-and-kill on.

Source: Rockstar Games

  • Adam

    I might invest in a bluetooth controller just for this game.

    • S2556

      just get a ps3 controler for cheap somewhere.
      That’s what I use and it works awesome.

  • dez

    a wii remote would be perfect!

  • Tobey Cook

    They already released it to the play store yesterday, and released an update today unless something changed.

  • Adam

    if you read the article, you’d know something changed.

  • TrickyD

    Awe disappointing news, was looking forward to this.

  • John

    I already bought vice city years ago, ill just torrent this one.

  • Ron Mexico

    Ya and rob developers of income, this is why devs prefer ios. Buy the game cheap a*s!

  • bharath


  • Adewoyin munirudeen

    I like samsung galaxy ace

  • drone

    $4.99 is a rip; I’ll just wait for a sale price of <$1——if not then I'll just torrent.

    • drone’s dad

      That’s what I told your mom.

  • iOS guy

    I have it on my iphone 5. It’s well worth the $4.99.

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