There’s been a whole suite of issues plaguing the recently released Grand Theft Auto Definitive Edition. So much so the game has been removed from Steam and the Rockstar Launcher itself.
Just yesterday, Rockstar put out this Tweet underscoring what has been a troubled launch and identifying that they were removing some “unintentionally included” files, not addressing the widely reported performance issues.
The aptly named “unintentionally included files” are game code that allows for the controversial Hot Coffee content. To explain, the Hot Coffee mod for San Andres allowed players to enter a minigame to have sex; for those who don’t know what the fuss is. So naturally, this has caused some issues for Rockstar.
I want to clarify that this content is not accessible in the released version of the game. The code is merely present in the game filesÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Âcode that previously landed an “Adult Only” rating.
Beyond Hot Coffee, data miners also found music in the game files that never played in the original release due to licencing issues.
Data mining discoveries aside, the trilogy has suffered a lot of scrutiny online for how it has launched. There are numerous reports of severe performance issues, and some described it as a “lazy coat of pain”.