It was only a matter of time, but the controversial Hot Coffee mod for Red Dead Redemption 2 has been taken down by its creator.
Well, so much for standing up to “the man.” It seems legal representatives from Rockstar and Take-Two Interactive have won the battle over Red Dead Redemption 2‘s steamy Hot Coffee mod and, as of February 24, the controversial mod is no longer available for download.
Over on NexusMods, where it was originally hosted, the Red Dead Redemption 2 Hot Coffee mod has been set to hidden. According to the page, it was set to hidden by UnlosingPlays, one of the mod’s creators, early in the early morning hours on February 24.
For those unfamiliar, the Hot Coffee mod for Red Dead Redemption 2 was inspired by the infamous mod for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, which allowed players to access a previously inaccessible minigame in which players could simulate sexual intercourse between CJ and his girlfriend. The Red Dead Redemption 2 version wasn’t nearly as graphic, but it seemed to piss off Rockstar Games and Take-Two nonetheless.
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When the mod blew up in popularity, it was only a matter of time before UnlosingPlays received a a message from the company’s legal representatives, explaining how it went against RDR2’s End User License Agreement and Code of Conduct. UnlosingPlays originally tried to defend the mod, explaining that it doesn’t contain nudity and only uses assets from the game. And while UnlosingPlays originally had no intention of taking the mod down, I can only imagine there were facing immense legal pressure that they probably wanted no part of.
As fun as it is to pile on greedy corporations and label them fun-suckers, I think I have to side with Rockstar and Take-Two on this one. Sure, the mod was that bad in the grand scheme of things, but it was still depicting adult-rated content that I’m sure the companies wanted no part of for their own legal reasons.