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Before the release of Grand Theft Auto V, there were features that were removed from the final product. These changes range from deleted vehicles and player skins to the removal of entire characters and mission strands.

Characters

Clothing

Missions

Changed Names

  • Caida Libre was originally going to be called Vinewood Babylon.
  • Three's Company was originally going to be called The Extraction.
  • Hood Safari was originally going to be called Ghetto Safari and at one point it was also called Urban Safari.
  • The Jewel Store Job was originally going to be called Pest Control.
  • The Bureau Raid was originally going to be called The Agency Heist.
  • Legal Trouble was originally going to be called Blow Back.
  • The Merryweather Heist was originally going to be called The Port of LS Heist.
  • Deep Inside was originally going to be called Agent.
  • Hang Ten was originally going to be called Paradise Lost.
  • Meltdown was originally going to be called Movie Premiere.

Changed Elements

Cut Missions

  • A mission involving Michael stealing a Harrier jet for Solomon Richards was cut.
  • A mission involving Michael saving the film studio for Solomon Richards was cut.
  • A mission called Social Networking for Devin Weston that included a appearance of Brucie Kibbutz was cut.
  • A heist called The Sharmoota Job was cut. It had three options (Night Stealth, High Impact and Clown Day Stealth) and two preparation missions.
  • A mission called Final Furlong for Solomon Richards was cut. It is unknown if it was a separate mission or the old name for The Ballad of Rocco as both missions take the same place in a mission strand.
  • Michael had two Strangers and Freaks missions with a lady called Magenta that were cut. She still appears in game at the start of the mission The Long Stretch.
  • Franklin had two Stranger and Freaks missions with a man called Dale.
  • Franklin had five Stranger and Freaks missions with two fighting neighbours.
  • Two unknown missions for "The Band" were cut. One involved bringing the band members back together and the second involved stopping Trevor from sabotaging the concert.
  • Another Strangers and Freaks mission for Barry was cut. It involved Franklin stealing a helicopter with weed.
  • Cinema Property had two more missions; Protest and Recover Stolen Film.
  • Six Bail Jumper missions were cut. Marshes, Winery, Surf Shop, Subway, Coast, Venice.
  • Devin's mission strand originally had an intro cutscene.

Cut Side Missions

  • Vigilante Missions were removed.
  • Drug Dealing in Grand Theft Auto Online was cut.
  • Pimping was removed.
  • Minigames like Basketball, Air Hockey, Pool, Bowling, weightlifting, and stealing/exporting were cut.
  • The following Random Events were cut: Broken Down 1, Broken Down 2 'Hot Chick', Broken Down 3, Broken Down 4, Broken Down 6, Broken Down 7, Broken Down 8, Broken Down 9, Broken Down 10, Hitch Lift 4, Mugging 4, Pick Pocket, RC Challenge Mode, Rescue Hostage, Tow Truck, Ungrateful Whore and Wanderer.
  • 14 Arms Trafficking Ground missions were cut.
  • Towing Patrol odd job was cut. It involved the player driving a Tow Truck on a freeway, towing away broken cars to keep the traffic flowing as long as possible.
  • Towing Illegally Parked Vehicles odd job was cut.
  • Taxi I know a Way mission type was cut. The player would have to follow the passenger's directions with no blips or GPS.
  • A street race for Hao in the Terminal was cut.
  • Formation Display Flight School lesson was cut.
  • Escort Cargo Flight School lesson for GTA Online was cut.
  • The Dancing minigame from GTA San Andreas and The Ballad of Gay Tony was going to return. Textures of the on-screen ratings exist in the game files.[7]

Other

  • There was possibly another heist involving a 'Heat'- style bank robbery where the 3 protagonists dressed in suits and balaclavas had a massive shoot-out with the LSPD in the LS Downtown core (Probably removed due to similarities with the GTA IV mission Three Leaf Clover - A screenshot with Michael in a white suit not available in the game and numerous artworks with the 3 protagonists dressed in suits and balaclavas can be found)
  • The Heat styled heist was possibly a beta version of the Big Score: Obvious approach.

Animals

  • Chop originally wore just a plain brown collar (as seen in screenshots and trailers).
  • There were more dog breeds (eg. Huskies, Files can be found). These were postponed till the enhanced version.
  • Horses were meant to appear in the game, most likely would have been seen in the Vinewood Racetrack, Ranch or Farms, (removed for unknown reasons, as files "left over" could have been similar to Red Dead Redemption).

City

Weapons

So far, this is the list of the weapons removed or changed during development, though they could be released as DLC in the future:

Vehicles

Boxville

The Taco Van in the second GTA V trailer.

  • The Police Cruiser and the Police Maverick seen in the first trailer were depicted in their old designs, specifically from GTA IV, albeit with black/white patterns true to the LSPD's final design.
  • The Bodhi and Cognoscenti Cabrio, as seen in the first trailer, were originally used by civilians.
  • The Park Ranger was primarily used, or designed, as the NOOSE's main SUV, likely as a placeholder for the Sheriff SUV.
  • An Unknown high-wing plane, based on the de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver, was cut from the game for unknown reasons. The model, however, was brought back as a seaplane named Dodo.
    • Similarly, a seaplane was depicted in the GTA V trailer, seen far away from the wind turbines. It is currently unkown if the aforementioned vehicle is the Dodo, since it is too undetailed.
  • The Taco Van had a lacked the yellow paint job found in the final game. Instead, it held a basic white color scheme, however the same livery was featured on the van.
Penumbra-GTAV-PoliceChase

Police cars in an early GTA V screenshot.

  • Police cars were depicted with blue emergency lights on the driver's side of the car and red lights on the passenger' side - the opposite is found in the final game.
  • In the beta, some police vehicles, particularly Sheriff's Cruisers had older coloured San Andreas license plates, as opposed to the SA Exempt plate found in game on all emergency vehicles.
  • The Dominator had slighty different tailights, resembling more its real life counterpart, the Ford Mustang.
  • The Hydra was supposed to be the main fighter jet in GTA V, until being replaced by the P-996 LAZER. The vehicle, however, returns in GTA Online as part of the Heists Update.
  • Several cars were depicted in the Handling.cfg, such the Hind, the Napalm, the Scamp, and others.
  • The 1st gen Tipper seen in the Cunning Stunt Academy had a different grille and rear lights of a Rubble.
  • The Hunter attack helicopter from 3D Universe was cut in the game for unknown reasons. The vehicle can be seen in a trailer of The Simian.
  • Several vehicles were depicted in the Warstock Cache & Carry advertisement, including: A beta Barracks, an Unknown Military ATV, a differently colored Titan and the previously mentioned Hunter.
  • The initial tanker trailer was seen in a red color instead of the current orange, where it was towed by a semi truck. These red trailers are still seen parked, albeit as static objects which cannot be interacted with in any way.
    Cheetah-GTAV-Screenshot2
  • The Grotti Cheetah displayed the GTA IV Grotti logo, albeit red. It also had a glass roof.

Unused

  • There was two trailers used by the Fieldmaster: a Grain Trailer and a Bale Trailer. Both can be spawn with save editing.
  • There was an FIB variant of the Frogger, having a black paintjob and FIB decals. This helicopter shares the base model with the Trevor Philips Enterprises variant of the helicopter found in-game, however the FIB livery can only be obtained via a trainer. Spawning a TPE Frogger and setting the livery to "0" through a trainer will reveal the FIB markings.
  • The Police Cruiser (Interceptor) has hidden modifications only obtainable with mods or save editors.[9]
  • There's a Rental Shuttle Bus without a roof and a Mule with a single ramp door in the rear. Both are currently unused in-game.[10]

Soundtrack

According to some users, there were several songs removed from the game. It is suspected that there might have been more songs cut from the soundtrack than featured in the actual game.  A complete list can be found here:

Radio Los Santos
  • A$AP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar - Fuckin' Problems (2012)
  • Buddy - Awesome Awesome (2012)
  • French Montana feat. Rick Ross, Drake & Lil Wayne - Pop That (2012)
  • Glasses Malone feat. Jay Rock - No Sympathy (2011)
  • T.I. feat. Trae tha Truth - Check This, Dig That (2012)
  • Tyga - Rack City (2011)
  • Waka Flocka Flame - Rooster In My Rari (2012)
Space 103.2
  • Con Funk Shun - Ffun (1978)
  • Kleeer - Intimate Connection (1984)
  • Rick James - You and I (1978)
  • Zapp - Be Alright (LP Version) (1980)
West Coast Classics
  • 2Pac feat. K-Ci & JoJo - How Do U Want It (1996)
  • 2Pac feat. Dramacydal - Outlaw (1995)
  • Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - Mr. Bill Collector (1995)
  • DJ Pooh feat. Kam - Whoop! Whoop! (1997)
  • Mack 10 feat. Ice Cube & WC - Westside Slaughterhouse (1995)
  • Nate Dogg - I Got Love (2001)
  • Spice 1 - 187 Proof (1992)
  • Warren G feat. Nate Dogg - Regulate (1994)
Rebel Radio
  • Bob Dylan - Subterranean Homesick Blues (1965)
  • Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen - Hot Rod Lincoln (1972)
  • Hank Williams III - D. Ray White (2006)
  • Jimmy Martin - Run Pete Run (1977)
  • Johnny Cash - Bad News (1964)
  • Johnny Paycheck - (Pardon Me) I've Got Someone To Kill (1978)
  • Waylon Jennings - This Time (1974)
Los Santos Rock Radio
  • Cheap Trick - Surrender (1978)
  • Crowded House - It's Only Natural (1991)
  • Def Leppard - Hysteria (1987)
  • Golden Earring - Radar Love (1973)
  • Kenny Loggins - I'm Alright (1980)
  • Kenny Rogers & The First Edition - Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In) (1967)
  • Kiki Dee - Star (1981)
  • Michael McDonald - Blink Of An Eye (1993)
  • Paul Weller - Round And Round (1992)
  • Ram Jam - Black Betty (1977)
  • Rare Earth - Get Ready (1969)
  • Robbie Dupree - Steal Away (1980)
  • Robert Lamm - Sleeping In The Middle of The Bed (Again) (1994)
  • Small Faces - Tin Soldier (1967)
  • Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel - Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me) (1975)
  • Stevie Nicks - Sable On Blond (1983)
  • The Cult - 'Lil Devil (1987)
  • The Cult - Wild Flower (1987)
  • The Prime Movers - As Strong As I Am (1985)
  • Steve Miller Band - Take the Money and Run (1976)
The Lowdown 91.1
  • Edwin Starr - Easin' in (1973)
  • Jackson 5 - Dancing Machine (1973)
  • Marvin Gaye - I Want You (Vocal) (1976)
  • Ohio Players - Fopp (1976)
  • Silver Convention - Magic Mountain (1976)
  • The Dramatics - Whatcha See is Whatcha Get (1971)
  • The Kay-Gees - Master Plan (1974)
  • The Meters - Cissy Strut (1969)
  • The Pointer Sisters - Yes We Can Can (1973)
  • War - Slippin' into Darkness (1971)
Blue Ark
  • Bramma feat. Elephant Man - Duh Weh Mi Waah (2011)
  • Dennis Brown - Westbound Train (1978)
  • Gregory Isaacs - Slum (1989)
  • Junior Murvin - Police and Thieves (1976)
  • Lee Perry & The Upsetters - Jungle Lion (1973)
  • Leo Graham - Want a Wine (1973)
  • Linval Thompson - Jah Jah The Conquerer (1975)
  • Sean Paul - Temperature (2006)
  • Sizzla - Live Up (2003)
Non-Stop-Pop FM
  • Belinda Carlisle - Circle in the Sand (1987) (Song was meant to be on Non-Stop-Pop FM, but was later placed in Los Santos Rock Radio in the enhanced editions)
  • Cobra Starship feat. Sabi - You Make Me Feel... (2011)
  • Duncan Sheik - She Runs Away (Peter Nashel Remix) (1996)
  • Duran Duran - Serious (1990)
  • Enrique Iglesias feat. Pitbull - I Like It (2010)
  • Estelle feat. Kanye West - American Boy (2008)
  • Jamiroquai - Love Foolosophy (2001)
  • Kevin Rudolf feat. Lil Wayne - Let It Rock (2008)
  • Kylie Minogue - 2 Hearts (2007)
  • Neon Trees - Animal (2010)
  • Seal - Future Love Paradise (1991)
  • Tears For Fears - Everybody Wants To Rule The World (1985)
  • The Supermen Lovers feat. Mani Hoffman - Starlight (2001)
  • Timbaland feat. Keri Hilson & D.O.E. - The Way I Are (2007)
  • Wilson Phillips - Hold On (1990)
WorldWide FM
  • Weldon Irvine - We Gettin' Down (1975)
  • Madlib feat. Liberation - What It Do (2008)
  • Rainbow Arabia - Blind (2011)
  • Ultraísta - Smalltalk (Four Tet Remix) (2012)
Channel X
  • Agent Orange - Bloodstains (1979)
  • Bad Religion - We're Only Gonna Die Young (1982)
  • Circle Jerks - Dude (1985)
  • The Alley Cats - Nothing Means Nothing Anymore (1978)
  • Descendents - Ride The Wild (1979)
  • The Germs - Manimal (1979)
  • The Gun Club - Sex Beat (1981)
Radio Mirror Park
  • Ducktails - Assistant Director (2013)
  • Friendly Fires - Hurting (2011)
  • Future Islands - Before the Bridge (2011)
  • Gold Fields - Thunder (2013)
  • Junior Boys - ep (2011)
  • Miike Snow - Animal (2009)
  • Moving Units - Until She Says (2011)
  • Panama - One Piece (2013)
  • The Shoes - Time to Dance (2010)
  • Toro Y Moi - Day One (2013)
  • Twin Shadow - Run My Heart (2012)
Vinewood Boulevard Radio
  • Cold War Kids - Hang Me Up To Dry (2006)
  • DIIV - Doused (2012)
  • Hanni El Khatib - Head in the Dirt (2013)
  • No Age - Eraser (2008)
  • Psychic Ills - I Get By (2013)
  • Sweethead - The Great Disruptors (2009)
  • Tame Impala - Solitude Is Bliss (2010)
Soulwax FM
  • The Clash - This Is Radio Clash (1981)
  • SebastiAn feat. Mayer Hawthorne - Love In Motion (2011)
FlyLo FM
  • George Duke - Reach For It (1977)
  • Sneaker Pimps - 6 Underground (Bluebottle Mix) (1996)
Main article: P.M.R.

Additionally, there was a cut 90s Rock radio station called "P.M.R." The station was replaced by Vinewood Boulevard Radio as the game's file lists the station under "90s Rock", and the logo can be seen on the radio wheel within the files as well. The station would've played 90s Alternative Rock/Metal, Brit Pop/Brit Rock, Indie Rock, and Post-Grunge. Songs that were meant for this station include:

  • Faith No More - The Real Thing (1989)
  • Oasis - (It's Good) To Be Free (1994)
  • Mansun - Wide Open Space (1996)
  • Staind - It's Been Awhile (2001)
  • Stereophonics - Mr. Writer (2001)
  • The Charlatans - The Only One I Know (1990)
  • Travis - Side (2001)

Also, the Greyhound (track from Original Score) is unused in whole Story Mode, as well as the Universal.

Others

  • Michael's mansion had different styled bushes.
  • According to a Game Informer interview released in November 2012, it seems that grass had a glossy sheen of morning dew, and alarm systems installed in rich houses on Vinewood Hills and Richman. In the actual release, these features are absent.
Parachuting-GTAV

The beta parachute in GTA V, with TBOGT's color scheme.

  • The Parachute had the same color scheme as it did in The Ballad of Gay Tony according to the screenshot.
  • The ability to buy properties on the internet was cut for Grand Theft Auto Online. Dialogue exists in the games files mentioning this however.
  • The interior of a certain apartment in GTA Online had a different look.
  • The player was originally able to buy drugs from Smoke on the Water but this ability was removed for an unknown reason. In the final game, Franklin may be seen exiting the store when switching to him, with a bottle of pills. 
  • Cops in the game were meant to use Tazers at wanted levels.
  • Female officers were meant to patrol with male officers, however they can only be seen at stations.
  • Modifications to vehicles such as Bass Boost, Nitro and Hydraulics would have returned in GTA V, but most of them were cut during development. Through modding however, it is possible to modify vehicles to have the Nitro and Hydraulics abilities, however it is unknown how to activate them and it's more likely that these are just parts of unused code.
  • In a screenshot, Franklin can be seen wielding a Pistol .50 with one hand. But, in the final version of the game, he wields all pistols with two hands. It is likely this animation was only to appear in a cutscene of some sort or it was just made for the image.[11]
  • In another screenshot, Franklin can be seen walking away from Families members being arrested by the police, although no such event is seen in-game.[12]
  • In Michael's trailer, he is seen using his elbow to hit Simeon, but this animation is never seen in-game or in cutscenes.
  • In the second trailer, a silver 9F is seen parked in Michael's driveway, in the same spot where Tracy's Issi would spawn from time to time.
  • Although, it was most likely Tracey's since the Tailgater is seen twice in the same trailer - Jimmy and Michael talking in the car (Did Somebody Say Yoga?) and behind the Frogger before the end of the trailer (beta Three's Company).
  • Cheetah and Chastity has a phone number, which was somewhat removed from the final version of the game. They can still be called but they have no dialogue.
  • Players could get six star wanted levels like in previous games. Although this was removed, it is still referenced in the game files [13].
  • Updates and expansions for Story Mode were announced in April 2014 during the GTA Online spring updates period, [14], but haven't received any mention since its announcement.

References

  1. Data Lines:
    		<stat Name="MS_NI1D_GOLF_CLUB_STOLEN_IN_TIM" Type="int" Min="0" Max="4194303" Group="8" SaveCategory="0"  Default="0" online="false"    profile="true"  ServerAuthoritative="false"   community="false" OmitTimestamp="false"  UserData="STAT_FLAG_NEVER_SHOW"  Owner="script" Comment="Mission stat : 'NI1D_GOLF_CLUB_STOLEN_IN_TIME : Under Par  Player steals the golf club off Glen Stanky in under X seconds after Starky is alerted or killed. Nigel 1D. Open the window when they can steal the club. Close it when they do.' Target value is: '30000' lessThan status is : 'True'" />
    		<stat Name="MS_NI1D_HEADSHOTTED_STANKY" Type="int" Min="0" Max="63" Group="8" SaveCategory="0"  Default="0" online="false"    profile="true"  ServerAuthoritative="false"   community="false" OmitTimestamp="false"  UserData="STAT_FLAG_NEVER_SHOW"  Owner="script" Comment="Mission stat : 'NI1D_HEADSHOTTED_STANKY : Hole in One  Headshot Glen Stanky. Nigel 1D. Put only him on the watch list.' Target value is: '1' lessThan status is : 'False'" />
    		<stat Name="MS_NI1D_KILLED_STANKY_AND_GUARD" Type="int" Min="0" Max="3" Group="8" SaveCategory="0"  Default="0" online="false"    profile="true"  ServerAuthoritative="false"   community="false" OmitTimestamp="false"  UserData="STAT_FLAG_NEVER_SHOW"  Owner="script" Comment="Mission stat : 'NI1D_KILLED_STANKY_AND_GUARDS : FOUR!  Kill Glen Stanky and his 3 security guards. Nigel 1D' Target value is: '1' lessThan status is : 'False'" />
  2. Data Lines:
    		<stat Name="MS_NI1C_PLAYER_GOT_TOO_FAR_FROM" Type="int" Min="0" Max="3" Group="8" SaveCategory="0"  Default="0" online="false"    profile="true"  ServerAuthoritative="false"   community="false" OmitTimestamp="false"  UserData="STAT_FLAG_NEVER_SHOW"  Owner="script" Comment="Mission stat : 'NI1C_PLAYER_GOT_TOO_FAR_FROM_MUFFY : Hot on the Paws  Player keeps close to Mr Muffy Cakes throughout chase. Nigel 1C. Call when the player gets too far away. Otherwise passes by default. ' Target value is: '1' lessThan status is : 'True'" />
  3. Data Lines:
    		<stat Name="MS_EP8_SECURITY_WIPED_OUT" Type="int" Min="0" Max="3" Group="8" SaveCategory="0"  Default="0" online="false"    profile="true"  ServerAuthoritative="false"   community="false" OmitTimestamp="false"  UserData="STAT_FLAG_NEVER_SHOW"  Owner="script" Comment="Mission stat : 'EP8_SECURITY_WIPED_OUT : Extremist Exit/Cult Intervention  Player wipes out all epsilon security. Epsilon 8' Target value is: '1' lessThan status is : 'False'" />
  4. Data Lines:
    		<stat Name="MS_EP8_MONEY_STOLEN" Type="int" Min="0" Max="3" Group="8" SaveCategory="0"  Default="0" online="false"    profile="true"  ServerAuthoritative="false"   community="false" OmitTimestamp="false"  UserData="STAT_FLAG_NEVER_SHOW"  Owner="script" Comment="Mission stat : 'EP8_MONEY_STOLEN : Judas/Show me the Money  Player steals the epsilon money and escapes. Epsilon 8' Target value is: '1' lessThan status is : 'False'" />
  5. Data Lines:
    		<stat Name="MS_EP6_UNDER_BRIDGE" Type="int" Min="0" Max="3" Group="8" SaveCategory="0"  Default="0" online="false"    profile="true"  ServerAuthoritative="false"   community="false" OmitTimestamp="false"  UserData="STAT_FLAG_NEVER_SHOW"  Owner="script" Comment="Mission stat : 'EP6_UNDER_BRIDGE : Canyon Crusader - Fly under one of the bridges down Raton Canyon.' Target value is: '1' lessThan status is : 'False'" />
  6. Data Lines:
    		<stat Name="MS_JO3_ESCAPE_WITHOUT_ALERTING_" Type="int" Min="0" Max="3" Group="8" SaveCategory="0"  Default="0" online="false"    profile="true"  ServerAuthoritative="false"   community="false" OmitTimestamp="false"  UserData="STAT_FLAG_NEVER_SHOW"  Owner="script" Comment="Mission stat : 'JO3_ESCAPE_WITHOUT_ALERTING_COPS : Out of the Frying Pan/No Time for Bacon  Player escapes without alerting the cops. Josh 3' Target value is: '1' lessThan status is : 'False'" />
  7. https://tcrf.net/Grand_Theft_Auto_V_(Windows)#Unused_Graphics
  8. Image:
    Infernus-GTAV-LazerSight

    An Infernus chased by a police helicopter in a pre-release screenshot. Note the laser from the police helicopter.

  9. Image:
    PoliceCruiser3-GTAV-frontModified

    The Police Cruiser with hidden modifications applied.

  10. Image:
    Mule2-GTAV-rear

    The Mule with the ramp door.

  11. Image:
    Screenshot-FranklinDesertEagle-GTAV
  12. Image:
    Franklin-and-GSF.GTAV
  13. http://kotaku.com/the-mystery-of-gta-vs-six-star-wanted-level-1702882721
  14. Grand Theft Auto Online Spring Updates. Rockstar Games.

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