Grand Theft Auto V and its online companion game Grand Theft Auto Online originally launched on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and it still remains very popular with players. Fans have been playing the game for over seven years and are awaiting a new version of Grand Theft Auto V to release on the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 in early 2022.
Just because the game has been out for a while though, does not mean that players have discovered everything there is to find in the areas of Los Santos and San Andreas. New content updates are released for Grand Theft Auto Online players too, such as the free “Contract” DLC, which saw Franklin from the Grand Theft Auto V story mode make his return to the game, alongside a cameo from Dr Dre.
With all the new content that has been added over the years of Grand Theft Auto Online, there have been some secrets that have been mostly forgotten to time. One player recently rediscovered an old multiplayer feature that allows one player to watch another player being chased by the police through the televisions that can be found dotted within the map or in a player’s in-game home. The ability to watch cop chases in real time gives an extra sense of immersion for players in a Grand Theft Auto Online lobby, allowing them to sit back and watch another player desperately escape the clutches of the police after robbing a convenience store. Click here to see the post in full.
Fans of the game, who saw the post on Reddit, were reminded of all the old features of Grand Theft Auto Online that had been mostly forgotten as the game brought about hoverbikes, doomsday bases and orbital strikes. Commenters on the post speculated on what other features they’d forgotten that had been placed in the original game. Other fans explained how the cop chase speculating worked, and that it was only available if a player was being chased by a police helicopter. Should the pursuing helicopter be destroyed, interestingly the player spectating the chase will be forced to stop watching TV.
A player who does not want to be spectated in Grand Theft Auto Online can find a setting to stop it from happening, otherwise any player with access to a TV in their apartment or garage can spectate other players freely. The feature doesn’t seem to be enough to make players satisfied with their in-game homes though, as many players have shared their frustrations since the game’s launch about a lack of high-end and beachfront property options in Grand Theft Auto Online.
Grand Theft Auto Online is available on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S.