June 23, 2022

By Ray Ampoloquio

GTA Vice City cut mission casts Tommy Vercetti in a movie

Grove Street Games' reputation will forever be tarnished by how bad Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition runs.

As it turns out, there's plenty of things that the studio did with the code that points to how badly they did their job.

For example, we just found proof of cut beta missions in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City from internal files that should not have made it to the final version of the game.

For what it's worth, the mission, movie demo, would have made for quite a memorable one

Cut dialogue suggests that this would have been for a car chase scene for Steve Scott, an in-game movie producer played by Dennis Hopper.

Ideally, this cut content would have made it into Vice City and gamers would have had a chance to watch the finished movie.

Instead, it feels bitter sweet to know that Grove Street Games' negligence is what led to this discovery.