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Beta Places are locations within the gameworld that were removed from the final version of the game. Some of these places were either removed, renamed, changed or deleted during development of the game.

GTA III

Unknown Portland Island prison

It is believed that once in the development stages of the game, there was a prison to the north-east of 8-Ball's bomb shop on Portland Island on an extended area of land. This is supported by the fact that Claude, the game's protagonist, was being transported there in a prison convoy in the opening cutscene.

Callahan Bridge

The Callahan Bridge was originally going to be called West Port Bridge (It can still be seen in a sign near Chinatown).

Chinatown

The general layout of Chinatown was different in the beta.

Airport

Francis International Airport was originally on Staunton Island. When the airport was on Staunton, there was a mission to destroy the airport using a Dodo.

Unnamed Ship

In the early maps of Liberty City, there was a docked ship (likely a cargo ship) at Staunton Island.

Missing Roads

There were many roads on Portland, Staunton Island and Shoreside Vale that were removed from the final version.

Missing Pier

The pier at the south-west corner of Staunton Island did not exist. Instead, it was land. There were also five unknown boats near the missing pier that do not appear in the final version.

Upstate

The Upstate did not exist in the Beta. If it did, however, it would be shorter because the airport was at one point on Staunton Island.

Shoreside Lift Bridge

In the beta, the Staunton side of the lift bridge extended straight out, instead of its current spiral design.

Cochrane Dam

The Cochrane Dam was smaller.

GTA Vice City

Fort Baxter

Fort Baxter Air Base had a long runway and two control towers. One of them was partly left in the game and can be seen when approaching the location from a distance, as the player is seeing its low-resolution model. 

Hyman Memorial Stadium

The stadium originally didn't exist.

Leaf Links

At the south part of Leaf Links, there was no bridge.

Vice Port

The area of Vice Port was different, like it had a waterway.

Escobar International Airport

The first and third runway were longer.

Beta Beaches

The north of Vice City Beach and the little beach near Hyman Memorial Stadium didn't exist.

GTA San Andreas

Unknown Island

A small island, which is believed to be based on Alcatraz prison, was cut. It was located in the center of San Fierro Bay. This island can still be seen on the in-game beta maps which can be found hanging inside Mike Toreno's Ranch and the Lil' Probe Inn.

Bayside

Bayside didn't exist in the Beta. Instead, it was just water.

Easter Bay International Airport

The runway of the airport was shorter in the beta.

Dillimore

The village of Dillimore was smaller.

Hunter Quarry

The Hunter Quarry was smaller.

GTA IV

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Beta Liberty City.

Unknown Land Strip

In the northwestern part of Alderney, there was a long strip of land that was cut in the final. It is unknown what would have been there.

Unknown Airport

In the southwestern area of Alderney State, there was what appeared to be another airport that was cut.

Francis International Airport

The runway was shaped more like a trapezoid in the beta, rather than the triangle that is in the final game. It was most likely designed for flyable planes, which were also cut.

Middle Park

Middle Park was significantly larger, the lake was shaped differently, and there was no water in the northern half.

GTA V

Grand Senora Desert

The Grand Senora Desert was going to be much bigger in the beta, it would have more stretch of open roads, more buildings and more highway routes.

Chiliad Mountain State Wilderness

The Chiliad Mountain State Wilderness originally had a lot more Redwood trees than seen in the final version.

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