It's a shame seeing all the cut content. The amount of potential things they planned, they stopped, is f*cking terrible thinking about it. So before the final release, they must of cut 30/40 percent of it.
Really dropped the ball.
People say the shark cards, and to extent I agree. I reckon rage and the group of sh*t coders they must of got played a part. Fact they basically cut a whole DLC is actually woeful. Any other company or game, would get hung out to dry..
You do realize that this is how video games are developed, though?
All GTAs had a ton of features prototypes which were scrapped for several reasons.
Sam Houser once said that the essence of making a good video game is to take the right compromises.
Better damage model or car customization?
arcade or "realistic" physics
better gun sounds or more pedestrian dialouge?
Limited assets for the open world or tweaked third person shooter mechanics?