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Beta Places are places and land the was removed from the final version of the game. Some of these places were either removed, renamed, or deleted in the final development game.
In the Beta version of the game, Salvatore's mansion did not exist.
Unknown Portland Island prison
It is believed that once in the devolopment stages of the game, that there was a prison 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, being transported there in a prison convoy in the opening cutscene.
At first Callahan Bridge original name is West Port Bridge (It can still be seen in a sign near Chinatown).
The area of Chinatown was different.
There were many roads in Portland, Staunton Island and Shoreside Vale that were removed from the final version.
The pier at the south-west corner of Staunton Island did not exist but it was land. And five unknown boats near the missing pier do not appear in the final version.
The Upstate did not exist in the Beta. But if it would, it would be shorter because the airport was in Staunton Island.
In the Beta, the Staunton side of the Lift Bridge was straight so the spiral on-ramp was missing.
Fort Baxter Air Base had a long runway and two control towers. One of them was accidently left in game and can be seen when approaching the location from a distance, as the player is seeing the low-resolution model.
The stadium didn't maked an appearance in.
At the south part of Leaf Links, there wasn't any bridge.
The area of Vice Port was different.
The first and third runway were longer.
An island, which is believed to be based on Alcatraz prison, was cut. It was located in the centre of San Fierro Bay.
The runway of the airport was shorter in beta.