Rockstar Games Cleaned Up Its Frat-Boy Culture — and Grand Theft Auto, Too

Rockstar Games Cleaned Up Its Frat-Boy Culture — and Grand Theft Auto, Too

Published July 28, 2022
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Beverley Schottenstein had a family fortune, a Florida condo and mounting fears she was being cheated by two of her grandsons—who also happened to be her money managers at America’s biggest bank. So she decided to teach them a lesson.

Called Cops ‘n’ Crooks, the mode was a twist on the children’s game where players organize into teams of good guys and bad guys, but seemed especially tone-deaf during the global reckoning over police violence. Senior executives at the company, concerned about how the narrative might be interpreted during a time of heightened skepticism and mistrust of American police, put it aside. They still haven’t made plans to bring it back, according to people familiar with development.