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Hey,I am giving stuff about GTA IV Beta version.



The Andromada plane from San Andreas was cut in the early development of GTA IV. Only the handling remains.


According to audio files, the Buffalo was a cut car until The Ballad of Gay Tony.


According to some hidden audio files, the golf cart was already planned to be available in GTA IV. Its appearance was also delayed until The Ballad of Gay Tony.


The Coach was cut during the development of GTA IV. Its imagination can be seen in the Higgins Helitours commercial.


This second plane was also cut from GTA IV, the handling can still be found in the game files.

NOOSE Boxville

The NOOSE variant of the Boxville can be seen in the background of an early GTA IV screenshot.


Another new plane which was cut was meant to be introduced in GTA IV.


This car from GTA San Andreas could appear in Liberty City. It has possibly become the Faction, as they are both based on G-body Buicks. Only few audio files still exist.


The Previon from GTA San Andreas was meant to return in Grand Theft Auto IV, but only some audio files remained. It could've served as the basis of the Hakumai's design as both cars are based on similarly styled Hondas.

Angel - Daemon - Diabolus - Hexer - Lycan - Nightblade - Revenant - Wolfsbane

Eight chopper motorbikes, finally made available in The Lost and Damned, already had their model and texture in GTA IV. They can be used ingame like normal bikes with help of modifications.


Beta Name:






Current Name:

Romans Taxi





Beta Models:


The silenced 9mm pistol, revolver, flamethrower, nightstick, wooden bat, pool cue and minigun were to be included in the game.



  • The mission involving killing lawyer Tom Goldberg was originally called Small Fish in Big Pond.
  • Missions American Dad, Jacob's Ladder, American Dream and I and High were cut.
  • In the Deconstruction For Beginners, Niko was used to destroy some warehouses.
  • Originally, It's Your Call was set at night.


  • There were originally female police officers.



  • Some areas named Anger Bay, Norfolk, Jefferson Heights, Acter Bay, Richmond , Frogtown, Washington Heights were cut. Two areas called Hedgebury andGoatherd can be seen on roadsigns on the Broker-Dukes Expressway. It is likely that they are two more cut neighborhoods, or they could be beta names of the neighborhoods that are where Hedgebury and Goatherd supposedly lead to (Firefly Projects for Goatherd, and Outlook for Hedgebury).
  • The setting of the game was originally going to be Liberty State, rather than just Liberty City, and it would have included countryside surrounding Liberty City, mountains based on the Adirondacks and Catskills [6], and possibly The Caraways.
  • A street called Liberation St was either cut or renamed.
  • A street called 128th St was either cut or renamed


  • Fingerless gloves were probably available during game play. Pre-release screen-shots and videos of the PC version also show Niko with fingerless gloves but were still not available in the game. They still however can be found in the game files.
  • Binco was going to be the first clothing store. It is replaced by the Russian Shop, while ZIP has become Modo.



  • As mentioned in early previews or heard in trailers there were several songs that were removed from the final version:
    • Burn it all Down - VHS or Beta
    • Downtown Swinger - MOP
    • Cocaine - Humble Pie
    • Hollaback Girl - Gwen Stefani
    • How About Some Hardcore - MOP
    • Get Up, Stand Up - Bob Marley & The Wailers
    • Restless - UNKLE (feat. Josh Homme)
    • They Say Vision - Res
    • Junior Kirkstart - The Go! Team
    • Shit it Real - Fat Joe
    • Sucker M.C.s - Run-D.M.C.

    [*]Tuff Gong Radio was called Babylon


  • The first removed haircut design for Niko was a cut that seemed to resemble helmet-hair.
  • The second removed haircut design for Niko was a buzz cut.
  • The Well Stacked Pizza Co. was originally meant to return but removed before release. Outside Pizza This, the employees are still seen sporting the logo and some with "Well Stacked Pizza Co." on the back of their shirts. This may also indicate that this was once the original location for one of the stores.
  • Pedestrians were to carry planks. A model is still present in the game files.
  • According to early in-game previews, a city bus service was available for Niko to use, with a bus schedule popping up after walking to a bus stop. A bus driver character model is also found in the in-game files. Occasionally, an operating bus with the driver will be seen exiting the runway roads of Francis International Airport, however, if the player attempts to get in, the driver is 'pulled' from the bus.
  • According to previews, Niko could climb telephone poles.
  • Niko would have been able to get limo rides just like taxi rides.(?)
  • According to the model names of Roman's taxi depot, he was originally supposed to do limos. This may have a connection with the limo rides mentioned above.
  • Health pickups originally glowed yellow and not orange.
  • Niko would originally bring prostitutes to his home.
  • There were two deleted cheats : the first one gave money to the player, it was probably "729-555-0100" ("729" for "PAY"); the second one made the game advance the time by one hour, probably something like "???-555-8463" ("8463" for "TIME").
  • Originally, the bailing out animation involved Niko diving forward, as seen in the second trailer.
  • The police helicopter would originally fly very low.
  • Cars could explode very differently, and turn on their sides and catch fire in the cabin.
  • Niko had these contacts in his phone: Cab, City, and Dock.
  • Snow was a weather condition but it is only seen as an unused scenario for pedestrian behavior in the game files.
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