Sunday, November 14, 2021

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition Reportedly Contains 'Hot Coffee' Code, Unlicensed Songs

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition reportedly contains not only files for unlicensed music and full game scripts with developer notes, but it also appears to contain files related to the infamous sex mini-game "hot coffee."

As reported by VGC, these files very well may be the reason Rockstar removed the PC version of the game from its Rockstar Games Launcher. Around the trilogy's release, the Rockstar Games Launcher was offline and wouldn't allow anyone to play games they own through Rockstar's service. Luckily, the launcher has been restored, but the Trilogy remains off the store.

Regarding the files in question, dataminers found what they have described as a "holy grail" of files, including most of the music that was removed from Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas due to expired licenses. The music files are still apparently in the game, they are just not in the rotation of music being played.

Also discovered was an uncompiled version of the main.scm file, which "contains all the game scripts for GTA III, Vice City and San Andreas, including cut and missing content, as well as notes from Rockstar North staff from that era."

As for the "Hot Coffee" files, these were said to be present in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas - Definitive Edition, they just weren't active. For those who may not remember, San Andreas allows players to have sex with various girlfriends. The scene itself wasn't very graphic, but a mini-game that was not meant to be in the final game was uncovered in 2005 that let players enter the girl's bedroom and control Carl's actions during sex.

This got Rockstar in a ton of trouble and caused San Andreas to be pulled from certain region's shelves until the mod was removed. Rockstar was also hit with a lawsuit for failing to disclose the game's sexual content. In 2009, GTA's company Take-Two would settle the lawsuit for over $20 million.

Alongside these issues, many users have reported a range of other problems with Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition, including quality concerns, Switch issues, missing elements, and more.

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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.


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