GTA Online almost featured a fan-favorite GTA 4 multiplayer mode

Grand Theft Auto V almost featured a fan-favorite mode of Grand Theft Auto IVis multiplayer. GTA online is a juggernaut and apparently shows no signs of slowing down. Although he is nearly a decade old and has survived red dead onlinea game that was only released four years ago and very quickly lost any kind of major support, it continues to see success. GTA online even went standalone earlier this year and will no doubt continue to receive major updates, especially with the recently released current-gen versions, likely giving Rockstar more avenue to do bigger and better things while we wait for the next Grand Theft Auto.

However, we can probably exclude one mode from future updates: Cops n’ Crooks. It was a mode featured in Grand Theft Auto IV and saw the players split into two teams. One was a team of cops, the other was a group of criminals trying to achieve an objective while the cops were chasing them. It’s literally cops and robbers and one can only imagine what it would have been like in GTA online as it had a much more fleshed out multiplayer mode. The mode was rumored to have been dropped in 2020 following the death of George Floyd and rising anti-police protests in America. However, YouTuber Wildbrick142 posted a video that showcased an earlier version of the mode that was apparently slated for the game at launch. It would have been more of a gang war type mode where police and gangs had to fight for territory around Los Santos. The video highlights 41 different pieces of territory, but there may have been more planned.

It may also suggest a completely different version of GTA online was under construction. Maybe one where you pick a faction, like police or criminals, and then role play from there. It’s usually unclear, but it certainly looks pretty unique. Sadly, it’s likely that we’ll never see that come to fruition.

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[H/T PCGamesN]