Rockstar Games has removed transphobic content from recent PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series versions of Grand Theft Auto 5.
As seen by several users (thanks to Ars Technica), the Captain Spacetoy figure was altered in the arcade inside GTA 5. In the original versions, the figure was dressed in hot pink and featured “interchangeable genitalia,” but now it comes with a suit alternative with “Posted vomiting direction.”
In addition, Rockstar removed the caricatures that could spawn outside the Cockatoos club, a change spotted by Kirsty Cloud from GTANet, which thus confirms that the caricatures, called “drag-queens” in the game, have been disabled, despite still being present in the game. Director Mode.
However, lines of dialogue relating to these characters were removed, and the protagonists’ homophobic comments were also removed.
These changes appear to be related to the Out Making Games campaign, a group of industry insiders who belong to the LGBT+ community. In September, they wrote a letter to Rockstar asking to remove certain content, claiming that GTA 5 promoted violence against specific groups.
With these changes, Out Making Games thanks Rockstar for the changes in the new versions, as GTA 5 is an incredibly popular game that can impact millions of players.