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Grand Theft Auto V

Developer: Rockstar North
Publishers: Rockstar Games, Take-Two Interactive Japan (JP)
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
Released in JP: October 10, 2013
Released in US: September 17, 2013
Released in EU: September 17, 2013

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GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
MovieIcon.png This game has unused cinematics.
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Grand Theft Auto V is the follow up to Grand Theft Auto IV, this time taking place in the State of San Andreas with three playable characters instead of one. This game was also met with widespread critical acclaim, with longtime fans either hailing it the best of the series, or just liked too much. Like past Grand Theft Auto instalments, this one contains a large amount of cut and unused material.

This page covers the content first found in the last-generation releases (Xbox 360 & PlayStation 3).

Unused Audio

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Is there more?

There is a bunch of audio that never made it to the final game.

Unused Police Scanner Audio

There is even audio for multiple vehicles from Grand Theft Auto IV that do not appear in the game as well as Grand Theft Auto Online-only vehicles, which cannot be obtained in singleplayer without save editing since the police scanner isn't normally heard in Online. The Liberator was originally found within the game flies before the Independence Day Special Update for Grand Theft Auto Online, and is actually in singleplayer mode.

(Source: GTAForum's Ash_735)


Filename Vehicle Clip Subtitle Notes
..Operating an Annihilator helicopter. This vehicle originally made an appearance in Grand Theft Auto IV and it's Episodes, but was restricted to being an Online-only vehicle.
..Annihilator. An alternate take of the existing line.
..Operating an Annihilator helicopter. This vehicle originally made an appearance in Grand Theft Auto IV and it's Episodes, but was restricted to being an Online-only vehicle.
..Cognoscenti. Another vehicle that originally appeared in Grand Theft Auto IV, now exclusive to enhanced versions of Online. Though, rims for the vehicle can be seen as decorations in Los Santos Customs. Also, the name is pronounced wrong.
Cognoscenti 55
..Cog 55. The 55 variant of the existing car didn't appear in Grand Theft Auto IV, until it was introduced in enhanced versions of Online.
..Dukes. A car returning from Grand Theft Auto IV, which would not reappear until the enhanced versions of the game.
..EOD. Currently unknown what that vehicle may be.
..Faction. A car returning from Grand Theft Auto IV. It would not be added in later until the enhanced Lowriders update for Online.
0x096C90A7.ogg Feroci
..Feroci. A car that appeared in Grand Theft Auto IV, but seemed to have been cut. Though, it appears in the film Meltdown and "Feroci RR" rims are featured as a customisation option in Los Santos Customs. Also, the name is incorrectly pronounced "Feroki".
0x1D457D44.ogg Hakumai
..Hakumai. Another cut car from Grand Theft Auto IV. No references or traces of it seem to exist meaning it was cut early in development.
0x1B679D8D.ogg Hellfury
..Hellfury. A motorcycle from Grand Theft Auto IV that was scrapped. Since The Lost MC play a role in the game's storyline, it may have been used as their vehicles in development before they were replaced by their other ones. It's also worth nothing that The Angels Of Death use the Hellfury in IV and The Ballad of Gay Tony, likely to clear up any inconsistencies.
..Hunter. Originally appeared in Grand Theft Auto IV. The Hunter was actually seen in a trailer for The Simian, which could be seen before the Meltdown movie. It never appeared until the enhanced Grand Theft Auto Online Smuggler's Run update, but the police scanner audio refers it to a "military helicopter" or simply a "helicopter".
..Marbelle. Yet another cut vehicle from Grand Theft Auto IV. No references exist.
Police Fugitive
..Police Fugitive. Likely a police variant of the Cheval Fugitive sedan present in the final game.
RC Bandito
..RC Bandito Unknown. RC cars from the 3D Universe games may have planned to make a comeback in Grand Theft Auto V, but they were cut. It may have either been based on a Bandito that appeared in San Andreas or a RC Bandit that appeared way back in Grand Theft Auto III.
..Sabre. Originally from Grand Theft Auto IV. A Sabre Turbo does appear in the final game, meaning that the original model was going to appear.
..Seaplane May have been the Dodo that only appears in enhanced versions of the video game. It was seen in the very first trailer for the game, meaning it was cut very late.
..Tampa, Yet another car that appeared in Grand Theft Auto IV, and only appeared in next-generation Online updates.
..Vulkan There is an unused description for the vehicle present in all versions of the game, meaning it was supposed to be a fighter jet. It also appeared in the first and second trailers for the game, and the Cunning Stunt Academy commercial.
0x176CDE99.ogg Wayfarer
..Wayfarer Another cut vehicle, this time only from The Lost and Damned. May have been retooled as the Daemon in the final game.
0x0E0F4D3B.ogg Willard
..Willard YET another cut vehicle from Grand Theft Auto IV. Only this time, the Car Manufacturer name is also mentioned in the files as well.

Unused Vehicle Categories

It seemed that there were supposed to be more vehicles appearing, but only the Police Scanner audio remains for them.



It seems the Combine Harvester was supposed to make an appearance from San Andreas.


The Go-kart only appeared in Bully and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas , two other Rockstar-developed games.


Motorized skateboard

Roller skates

It seems the infamous cut skateboard from San Andreas was supposed to appear, but it got cut again for unknown reasons.

Horses are a completely new thing that comes from Red Dead Redemption and is rumored to be from a cut heist. They would come in various colors, but the last traces of these are unused police scanner quotes.

Filename Clip Subtitle
On a black horse.
Riding a brown horse.
On a dark-colored horse.
On a light-colored horse.
Riding a white horse.
On a white horse.

Unused Manufacturers


Steel Horse


Mission Complete Tunes

There are multiple "Mission Complete" tunes that go unused, which come in three different variants for each character with both "big" and "small" tunes. They sound awfully different from the current score in the game. Someone named Ian Hicks (who composed the score for Max Payne 3 which was a game being developed alongside this one) confirmed that three different characters had separate musical themes for them that would also be for loading screen and pause menu music.[1]

The idea would later be dropped in favor of working with artists like Oh No and The Alchemist, although Michael's pause screen music would later make it to the final product used for all three characters.

Franklin Mission Complete Small

Franklin Mission Complete Big

Michael Mission Complete Small

Michael Mission Complete Big

Trevor Mission Complete Small

Trevor Mission Complete Big

(Source: GTAForums)

Additionally, The 30-second countdown race timer from Grand Theft Auto IV remains in the files for GTA V for whatever reason.

Removed Radio Songs

Within the American.gxt file, several cut songs intended for radio stations can be found. Unlike the last game, this one has a lot more. Songs marked with a "*" were later added for Enhanced Versions.

The Blue Ark

  • Bramma feat. Elephant Man - Duh Weh Mi Waah
  • Busy Signal feat. Damian Marley - Kingston Town*
  • Danny Hensworth - Mr. Money Man*
  • Dennis Brown - Westbound Train
  • Gregory Isaacs - Slum
  • Junior Murvin - Police and Thieves
  • Lee Perry & The Upsetters - Jungle Lion
  • Leo Graham - Want a Wine
  • Linval Thompson - Jah Jah The Conquerer
  • Sean Paul - Temperature
  • Sizzla - Living Up

The Lowdown 91.1

  • Edwin Starr - Easin' In
  • Eric Burdon & War - Magic Mountain*
  • Johnny "Guitar" Watson - Superman Lover*
  • Marvin Gaye - I Want You (Vocal)
  • Ohio Players - Fopp
  • The Delfonics - Funny Feeling*
  • The Dramatics - Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get
  • The Jackson 5 - Dancing Machine
  • The Jackson Sisters - I Believe In Miracles*
  • The Kay-Gees - Master Plan
  • The Meters - Cissy Strut
  • The Pointer Sisters - Yes We Can Can
  • War - Slippin' Into Darkness
  • Weldon Irvine - We Gettin' Down

Radio Mirror Park

  • !!! - One Girl/One Boy*
  • Digitalism - 2 Hearts
  • Ducktails - Assistant Director
  • Friendly Fires - Hurting
  • Future Islands - Before the Bridge
  • Gold Fields - Thunder
  • Junior Boys - ep
  • Miike Snow - Animal
  • Mitzi - Truly Alive*
  • Moving Units - Until She Says
  • Niki & The Dove - The Drummer*
  • Panama - One Piece
  • Rainbow Arabia - Blind
  • SebastiAn feat. Mayer Hawthorne - Love In Motion
  • The Ruby Suns - In Real Life*
  • The Shoes - Time to Dance
  • Toro Y Moi - Day One
  • Toro Y Moi - New Beat*
  • Twin Shadow - Run My Heart
  • Ultraísta - Smalltalk (Four Tet Remix)

Space 103.2

  • Con Funk Shun - Ffun
  • George Duke - Reach For It
  • Kleeer - Intimate Connection
  • Rick James - Mary Jane
  • Rick James - You and I
  • Zapp - Be Alright (LP Version)

Vinewood Boulevard Radio

  • Cold War Kids - Hang Me Up To Dry
  • DIIV - Doused
  • Hanni El Khatib - Head In the Dirt
  • Hanni El Khatib - Pay No Mind
  • No Age - Eraser
  • Psychic Ills - I Get By
  • Tame Impala - Solitude Is Bliss
  • The Soft Pack - Answer to Yourself*

Los Santos Rock Radio

  • Alannah Myles - Black Velvet*
  • Crowded House - It's Only Natural
  • Duran Duran - Serious
  • Golden Earring - Radar Love
  • Kenny Loggins - I'm Alright
  • Kiki Dee - Star
  • Michael McDonald - Blink of An Eye
  • Paul Weller - Round and Round
  • Ram Jam - Black Betty
  • Rare Earth - Get Ready
  • Robbie Dupree - Steal Away
  • Robert Lamm - Sleeping in the Middle of the Bed (Again)
  • Small Faces - Tin Soldier
  • Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel - Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)
  • Stevie Nicks - Sable On Blond
  • Tears For Fears - Everybody Wants To Rule The World
  • The Clash - This Is Radio Clash
  • The Cult - Lil' Devil
  • The Cult - Outlaw
  • The Cult - Wild Flower
  • The Prime Movers - Strong As I Am

Non-Stop Pop FM

  • The Black Eyed Peas - Meet Me Halfway*
  • Belinda Carlisle - Circle in the Sand*
  • Cassie - Me & U*
  • Cobra Starship feat. Sabi - You Make Me Feel...
  • Duncan Sheik - She Runs Away
  • Enrique Iglesias feat. Pitbull - I Like It
  • Estelle feat. Kanye West - American Boy
  • Jamiroquai - Love Foolosophy
  • Kevin Rudolf feat. Lil Wayne - Let It Rock
  • Kylie Minogue - Surrender
  • Mike Posner - Cooler Than Me*
  • Moloko - The Time Is Now*
  • Morcheeba - Tape Loop (Shortcheeba Mix)*
  • Neon Trees - Animal
  • Robbie Williams & Kylie Minogue - Kids*
  • Seal - Future Love Paradise
  • Sneaker Pimps - 6 Underground (Bluebottle Mix)**
  • Timbaland feat. Keri Hilson & D.O.E. - The Way I Are
  • Wilson Phillips - Hold On

Me & U by Cassie was actually supposed to appear in the previous game, on 98.8 The Vibe. **Also, the original version of 6 Underground by Sneaker Pimps was bought back for next-generation releases rather than the Bluebottle Mix. Circle in the Sand eventually was re-purposed for Los Santos Rock Radio.

Radio Los Santos

  • A$AP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar - Fuckin' Problems
  • Buddy - Awesome Awesome
  • Danny Brown & Action Bronson - Bad News*
  • French Montana feat. Rick Ross, Drake & Lil Wayne - Pop That
  • Glasses Malone feat. Jay Rock - No Sympathy
  • Tyga - Rack City
  • T.I. feat. Trae tha Truth - What It Do
  • Waka Flocka Flame - Rooster In My Rari

Channel X

  • Bad Religion - We're Only Gonna Die
  • Circle Jerks - Dude
  • Descendents - Ride The Wild
  • D.R.I. - I Don't Need Society*
  • Redd Kross - Linda Blair*
  • The Alley Cats - Nothing Means Nothing Anymore
  • The Germs - Manimal
  • The Gun Club - Sex Beat
  • The Zeros - Don't Push Me Around*
  • X - Los Angeles*

Rebel Radio

  • Bob Dylan - Subterranean Homesick Blues
  • Charlie Feathers - Get With It*
  • Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen - Hot Rod Lincoln
  • Hank Williams III - D. Ray White
  • Jimmy Martin - Run Pete Run
  • Johnny Paycheck - (Pardon Me) I've Got Someone To Kill
  • Waylon Jennings - This Time

West Coast Classics

  • 2Pac feat. K-Ci & JoJo - How Do U Want It
  • Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - Mr. Bill Collector
  • DJ Pooh feat. Kam - Whoop! Whoop!
  • Mack 10 feat. Ice Cube & WC - Westside Slaughterhouse
  • Nate Dogg - I Got Love
  • Spice 1 feat. MC Eiht - The Murda Show*
  • Warren G feat. Nate Dogg - Regulate

Unused Graphics

Earlier Character Switch Icons


Earlier versions of Character Switch icons can be found. The characters depicted on there notably different designs, and looked like they were taken in the game rather than as model renders. From their designs, it looked like they were taken from before or around the first trailer debuted.

Michael looked older, with more notable wrinkles present on his face and greying hair at the sides, which was likely decided after he was originally younger and Hispanic. Trevor looked a lot more cleaner and had no tattoos present on his mugshot. Franklin looks more or less the same, except with a different hairstyle. Chop looked... different, and implied that he originally had a more plump build (which is further evidenced by the official artwork of him).

Unused HushSmush Profile Images

File:GTAV-BetaHushSmushMichael.pngFile:GTAV-BetaHushSmushAmanda.pngFile:GTAV-BetaHushSmushTrevor.png There are three unused profile images of Michael, Trevor and Amanda that were intended for the in-game dating website. Amanda De Santa's image was likely used for foxymama21, before it was somewhat changed in development.

Unused Textures

Player Intro Names


There are unused graphics for intro names found in the splashscreens.ytd file, which are named after the playable characters. They seem to be very out-of-place compared to the game's final style and are reminiscent of L.A. Noire.


Interestingly, Michael is referred to as "De Santos" rather than "De Santa" and the person (As seen in Did Somebody Say Yoga?) that works at Burger Shot calls Jimmy the original last name.


There's also a graphic for Michael Townley, since he is only called that last name in the Prologue. Judging from that name existence, it was likely intended for the Character Switch feature, which would show the names of the characters when switched over.

(Source: GTAForums)


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There's also some shapes colored red and without a transparent BG in graphics_pc.xtd, which seems to be just test textures. In the same texture file is a circle, hexagon, and octagon.

Additionally, there are quite a few cut map icons which hint at few missing activities and altered mission mechanics, along with placeholder icons from Grand Theft Auto IV. Plenty of final game assets point to the existence of these activities being in the game at some point in development, such as private security patrols in the wealthy suburbs and Los Santos being littered with abandoned taco trucks.

In common.rpf/data/glass, there are three high resolution images and three decal tests. It also exists in the Windows version.

Grand Theft Auto IV/Episodes From Liberty City Leftovers

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Lots. Including Liberty Rock Radio announcement leftovers.

Grand Theft Auto V is built off of the engine of Grand Theft Auto IV, which would be used in other games like Red Dead Redemption, L.A. Noire and Max Payne 3. As stated in an interview, Rockstar Games wanted to make the game "feel different from IV" by changing over a lot of things. While a lot of things were made over for the sunny West Coast setting, there are quite a bit of leftovers found in the files.

LCPD Police Computer


A ton of textures which makes the LCPD police computer from Grand Theft Auto IV is here for some reason. When you look in the interior of the Police Interceptor and even the civilian Stanier, you can see a low-res LCPD police computer that's black and white. It could mean that the Police Computer was either scrapped early in development, or might appear in a next-generation Grand Theft Auto Online update.

Circular Map HUD


The old Map HUD from Grand Theft Auto IV is found in Hudold.xtd. According to some leaked portfolio pictures and the builds.xml file, it was originally considered before it got replaced with a rectangular map HUD later on in development.

There's textures for the radar, thumbs down, dropping a grenade, etc.

Build Changelog

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Inside the game's common.rpf, there is a file called builds.xml that shows a lot of builds, with the earliest dating back to 2009, a year after Grand Theft Auto IV was released. There are mentions of various changes made during development, such as "includes new square/3D minimap/satnav" listed in a build created on February 2nd 2012, suggesting that the minimap was circular like in previous Grand Theft Auto titles. There are also mentions of "Cops N Crooks" in multiplayer, with players being able to take "crooks" into custody as a "cop", along with mentions of a "stolen car tutorial" and "plate scanner". There is also reference to a "prison break" mission, possibly featuring the heavily detailed but largely unused prison; which may or may not be reference to the heist mission of the same name.

Similarly, before the game was released, some configuration files were leaked that mentioned an 'Orbis' version of the game. 'Orbis' was the codename of the PlayStation 4 before release and the PlayStation 4 version of the game would be released in 2014.


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Go through and find the unused/cut missions.
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Only present in the console version, missions.xml contains information of most, if not all, the missions of Grand Theft Auto V including unused/cut missions.

Unused Videos

The new episode of Princess Robot Bubblegum cannot be seen in-game, despite it being seen in the credits and not being available until the enhanced releases. However, the video for the full episode remain in the files.



Map Layout Errors
Forget consistency, last-minute additions are what it's about!

Unusual Contacts

Using a save editor, your character will unlock every single contact in the game's files. You can even get some storyline related contacts, unused ones and some from Grand Theft Auto Online. There's even a test contact named Dummy_1 that can't be connected to.

Driveable Trailer


The trailer owned by Ortega from the mission Mr. Philips is actually a vehicle that can be spawned in your hangar with a save editor. It's missing the entire rear wall for some strange reason. Once spawned, it emits smoke from the chimneys, and pressing Triangle/Y to enter the trailer actually works; your character will go through the wall and "drive" it. Obviously though, it has no handling at all and can't move at all. Entering from the "passenger" side will open one of the doors. The inside of the trailer is detailed but has no collision and nothing is able to be interacted with it.

Invisible Railing


In the overpass on Del Perro Fwy, there is an area where you can pass through the rails. Under the right circumstances (lighting/camera maneuvering), A low-resolution bar of railing appears in the gap, suggesting that at one point in time the gap was covered, and they simply removed a section to create the area to pass through.

Lack of Vinewood Boulevard Radio Interest

Cars in Grand Theft Auto IV and V can be heard playing music from the outside, which come from the radio stations. Strangely, no car ever listens to Vinewood Boulevard Radio likely because it was the last radio station to be implemented in the game (as the filename of the station says RADIO_18_90S_ROCK). This was not fixed for enhanced releases.

To further prove this theory, the game had different radio stations during development, as Vinewood Boulevard originally started out as a station going by the name of "Pre-Millenium Radio" (as seen from the now-lost beta build), that played Britpop and Grunge music.

Text Oddities

There is an unused description of the Tug, that would later be released for Grand Theft Auto Online in next-generation versions.

** Placeholder Tug Description **

While it simply says that, it has an actual description in the Polish-language version!

Unused Polish Description Translation
Od dreszczyku żeglarskiej przygody dzieli cie tylko zaliczka. Łapiesz wiatr w zagle,
a twoj poklad przepelniony jest imigrantani. Kilka godzin pozniej morska woda i 
zatrwazajaco niska predkosc pozwoliy ci odkryc uczucie wewnetrznego sponnju. 
Niedlugo pozniej mijasz straz nadbrzezna i nadchofzi twoja kolej w beczce. To jest zycie.
The thrill of seafaring adventure is only a downpayment away. You set sail with 
a fair wind and a hull brimming with illegal immigrants. Hours later, the sea 
spray and astonishingly poor top speed have brought you a newfound sense of 
inner peace. Before long, you cruise past the port authorities, and 
it's your turn in the barrel. This is the life.

(Source: GTAForums, Text Source & Translation)

Internal Online Update Codenames

Some of the Grand Theft Auto Online updates actually have codenames that are found in the files, which are used to mark each of them. It's worth nothing that they were released in a different order, likely to further coincide with the holiday season. While "mp" is short for "multiplayer", "ng" is short for next-generation (referring to the PlayStation 4/Xbox One and PC releases) and "sp" is likely short for "singleplayer", meaning that downloadable content single player was originally planned.

Internal Order (Codenames) Internal Order (Update Names) Released Order (Codenames) Released Order (Update Names)
Beach Bum Update
The Business Update
Holiday Gifts
Valentine's Day Massacre Special
The High Life Update
I'm not a Hipster
Independence Day Special
San Andreas Flight School Update
Last Team Standing Update
Beach Bum Update
Holiday Gifts
Valentine's Day Massacre Special
The Business Update
The High Life Update
I'm not a Hipster
Independence Day Special
San Andreas Flight School Update
Last Team Standing Update

(Source: Story Mode DLC discussion thread - GTAForums)

Unused Text

TXDCut.ide is still a leftover Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, and it's disturbing to see this STILL in the game's common.rpf. TXDCut.ide simply redirected the cutscene cars textures to the non-cutscene version cars, like the cutscene Greenwood uses the non-cs Greenwood's texture.


blah@.xml contains a bunch of random letters.

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Revisional Differences



A patch was released Xbox 360 & PlayStation 3 systems on October 2, 2013.

  • Access to GTA Online enabled
  • Fix for interface issues when using Internet on the cell phone after completing the game, or during a mission replay
  • Fix for the Vanilla Unicorn occasionally becoming locked
  • Fix for issues where the character’s money could drop below zero and become stuck there
  • Fix for the Epsilon Program missions not progressing properly after delivering some cars
  • Fix for issue where the Atomic Blimp sometimes does not appear as a phone contact for Collector’s Edition owners
  • Fix for issues with saved vehicles going missing, or losing their upgrades
  • Fixes for several map escape and collision issues along with other various bug fixes

Regional Differences

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The Japanese version of Grand Theft Auto V has a number of changes in the game, to comply with the CERO rating standards in Japan.

  • In the cutscene at the start of Mr. Phillips, the scene of Trevor and Ashley having sex has been removed, skipping a few seconds ahead to Trevor staring slackjawed at the TV.
  • Tracey's audition outfit worn in the cutscene for Fame or Shame now has panties worn under it.
  • In the cutscene at the start of Scouting the Port, Trevor's animation for exposing himself to Floyd remains unchanged, but the actual model swap to remove his pants does not occur, resulting in him miming the act of taking off his pants.
  • In the mission By the Book, the notorious torture sequence is disabled - you only see the cutscenes bookending each playable sequence.
  • In the mission Paparazzo - The Sex Tape, the animation of Poppy Mitchell and Justin having sex has been replaced with them having a quiet smoke.
  • In the mission Reuniting the Family, the tattoo Michael draws on Lazlow is shaped like a rocket instead of a penis.
  • The strippers at the strip clubs now have pasties to cover their nipples.
  • When you take the prostitutes to a secluded area, it automatically goes to one option and the camera becomes unmovable and sits behind the car at a low angle.

Surprisingly, the German and Australian versions of the game are completely uncensored.

(Source: Kotaku)
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