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GTA V goes extra mile with cops

When we saw the last set of screenshots for Grand Theft Auto 5 it had been made clear by Rockstar that the police involvement would be improved, and could feature heavily in the GTA V story. Seeing the police car chase screenshots made us remember about a few of the different ways cops might integrate with GTA V, and we also wonder how this might be redefined in the upcoming game?

Going the extra mile with police in GTA V — you can clearly see in the photo below that the developers are trying their best to make police cars authentic, which the photo below shows a real police car next to one from the GTA V trailer. This is just a taste of what Rockstar is doing and the last screens show Rockstar mean “Business” when it comes to police integration, but how far will they go to include cops in the overall theme?

One idea we heard a while ago had involved the lead GTA V character being an FBI agent, or better known in the Grand Theft Auto universe as FIB, and this rumor started thanks to the man in the trailer talking about a previous “line of work“. You can read here how one blog dissected this statement and came to a conclusion of being an undercover cop, although this type of police integration into GTA V really moves away from the dodgy characters in the series so far.

Would you really want to be an undercover cop in GTA 5? It does seem strange that the FBI, sorry FIB, would go undercover considering they normally come into a scene very visible and control local police, unless Rockstar is planning other police involvement and a twist with the GTA 5 story? We’d love to hear our readers thoughts on this angle, and if you would want it?

Getting the balance right with police and what we love about GTA 5 — Rockstar will need to get it right with the gamer, and what is loved about the franchise. The gritty, funny, and dodgy characters we’ve seen in the past made the game for us. Making too big a change could upset a few people, also how real would you want the police to take their duties in GTA 5? Being pulled over for riding a motorcycle without a helmet might be a stretch too far, or would it? Let us know your thoughts and ideas for police and the next GTA.

How would you like Rockstar to involve the police in Grand Theft Auto 5? Can you think of any twists that would make the game more interesting, and also new features that involve the police? It is clear that Rockstar want to make the police as authentic as possible, which can be seen in the above photo. One thing is almost certain and that is Grand Theft Auto 5 will see a release date this generation of console, and not on the next-gen like some people believe.

Written by Daniel Chubb

Daniel is the CEO of Dansway Communications LTD and founder of product-reviews.net; a top blog dedicated to breaking tech news, hands-on reviews and delivers real solutions to everyday consumer electronics hang-ups.

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joseph giancontieri
joseph giancontieri

also u shold be able to go in all the stores and u should be able to park on the street with out loseing your car there should be a baseball stadium were u can watch games

joseph giancontieri
joseph giancontieri

if u run a red light they should be a ticket or a chase or u can be able to help police they should pull u over they should have cops do cops stuff like in real life u should be able to get in the most wanted list and so on

James Purkiss
James Purkiss

yeah i do want undercover cops in gta 5 i would be cool to drive around in a unmarked police car

Doutee Toure

I hope they added LED lights! its about damn time!

GTA Fan Forever
GTA Fan Forever

I think there should be more than one poclice force like a county sheriff or a town cop and obviosly the (LSPD).

DanBrum87
DanBrum87

One of my biggest wishes is car ownership, which has lacked in all of the past gta games. I believe that driving round in a ferrari is a big deal. if ur a small time crook making ur way through the ranks ur not gona have a garage full of italian super cars. Cars need to be more unique. for example some kind of code for the vehichles ie license plates. if u steel a car its A STOLEN CAR and the police are gonna look for that car untill its found that way you will cherrish ur car. it… Read more »

jamesH
jamesH

on a ‘rumoured’ video a lot of you will have seen ages ago. was about the police involvement. and when you get 3 stars it said the cops will still search for you for 12 in game hours. went up to 6 stars and cops will still search for you for 72 in game hours or something like that. i hope they dont have that in the game because to me something like that is just going to make the game frustrating. like others have said getting fines is ok. but there’s a point where too realistic will get too… Read more »

NiCk14AlPhA
NiCk14AlPhA

I would love for you to live a sort of authentic life at the same time. In previous GTA’s your a set character, criminal usually. Someone escaping something or coming back to a bad place. Id like, not a deep, but basic, choice of who you are. Like, what your good at and all and be able to apply for simple jobs to earn a bit of cash at the same time. But not ones which drive you from the story, so like a beat officer, chasing down criminals, sitting in a car on the road watching traffic until you… Read more »

Peter Reyes
Peter Reyes

i think if the story is going to have a police twist, it wont be the main character an undercover cop, more likely it would make him a retired police officer or fib agent that was crooked or corrupt but now wants to be dedicated to his family, but now having the experience and knowing how the law thinks and acts he now has an edge in the criminal (business), well thats my opinion.the undercover thing would probably ruin it rstar wont copy a cheap game like true crime.

Stevon Schenectady Lusk

This is incredible. If I understand this story right, you’ve taken one user’s speculation – based on re-interpreting the original context of dialogue (“…that line of work,”) (which is immediately followed up with, “…be a good guy *for once*,” no less) and saying that the former context holds merit that it somehow gives us enough information to assume he was an undercover cop (??) – and made a story that puts the thought to suggestion with the question, “Would you really want to be an undercover cop in GTA?” like somehow this is suddenly of high probability! Besides these previous… Read more »

annonymous
annonymous

I think they really need to distinguish between LAPD (LSPD) and the CHP, maybe they could have different pursuit tactics (and obviously different cars) ect…. We also need police dogs and more equipment available at their disposal, for example non lethal weapons and more police vehicles. From the trailer it appears there’s going to be a big freeway system, this is why a Highway Patrol covering them instead of the local police (LSPD) is a must!

Jovanni
Jovanni

id love to play as an undercover officer because u could commit any crime you wanted and get away with it instead of having all the police come at you like theres no tomorrow. i also think there should be more police cruisers like the fib cruiser in gta iv. there was just one but it would be cool if they put like an under cover Chevy taho or you should be able to have the choice to put police lights in any car you please.

dsargent77
dsargent77

-For one, I hate being “busted” You should be able, at any time, to take action during the handcuffing scene. Maybe make that a special action where a cinematic struggle between the character and the cop commence, giving you the chance to run free. -Two, there should be off duty cops – shake things up when you’re out rampaging. -Three, Dirty cops – I mean, evil. Maybe if you’re walkin’ by a pig and you get too close he nudges toward you and bumps into you, thereafter dropping dope and then planting it on you claiming it was yours. All… Read more »

Steve Smith
Steve Smith

Another Gem of an article! Thank you so much for going in depth with this one, there was nothing in this article that was re-hashed, it is all breaking, new content! I was amazed at the pictures from GTA V you used, they were clearly released today and have never been seen before!

martty
martty

You should also be able to pimp out any car or plane/helicopter in the game. This game has to come out soon its pissing me off hahahaha

martty
martty

The cops should not just shoot you if you run from them like in gta 4. They should be able to pull you and other civillians over to. Civillians should be getting introuble to. Thats a great idea being an undercover cop or even a real cop that can go on crime investigations, riots in the city, fights at clubs and a bunch of other things that wouyld happen in a city. This should be an amazing and realistic game with a whole lot more to do. Gta 4 sucked.

trapdoor94
trapdoor94

i think it would be cool if for a section of the game your character does a similar thing to matt damon in the departed be much more fun and different to being an undercover cop

sproesser
sproesser

I think anything they can do to further help you feel like you are really in a big city will help the game. GTA 4 was so special because the city felt alive. Little things like getting police attention for running a red light or speeding will only improve GTA. The risk comes in changing the formula though. Rockstar knows everybody loves the arcade style gameplay in GTA. I was wondering if Agent was going to be their more serious game.

MATT C
MATT C

THE NEW SCREEN SHOTS CAME OUT THE 22 ND AND ROCK STAR SAID IN A FEW MORE WEEKS WE WILL GET SOME MORE NEWS OR SCREENSHOTS ABOUT GTA 5 MAYBE EVEN ANOTHER TRAILER BUT I DON’T KNOW BUT A FEW MEANS THREE SO I AM GUESSING THAT WE WOULD SEE SOMETHING MORE AROUND THE 12 TH I HOPE I WANT TO SEE SOME MORE OF THE BEST GAME EVER !!!

Ron
Ron

Has anoyone else noticed that the police car has its own unique individual licence plate number? Could all the cars have it? And maybe if you steal a car, there will be cops looking for that car in specific?

lennyr
lennyr

i think gta 5 shoould be realistic if u run a red light in front of a cop u shoud get a ticket

Bob
Bob

I do hope the AI become involved in the process. of making it an all-new imaginated world. Police chases are going to be fun again. Handling has been improved, it follows TBOGT line: less weight, distributed center of mass. Thought I’m looking foward rewriting all the data. =D As for the 3rd image only, you can have an idea of the context. (It’s a mission or side-mission: business). One thing that annoyed me on GTAIV was the police chases, you earned a star everytime you hit a police car. You can depict from the image that the cops are following… Read more »

LOSER
LOSER

I THINK DUH COPS SHOULD DUH…ARREST PEOPLE??

daniel
daniel

What if the all vehicles actually ran on petrol/gas/diesel and you can run out of fuel. What if the police ran out of fuel during a police chase or you ran out. It would make the game more interesting.

MATT C
MATT C

SO NO REAL NEWS YET

Loki
Loki

Maybe you could have the choice to bribe them on the spot during a crime, if you think they are “bent”, and if they don’t turn out to be then you get nicked, if they are courrupt, then you pay up and get released 🙂

I know best
I know best

open worlds is what is says your ment to be able to play it the way you want not drive to your next mission more like have a break from missions and cause havoc thats why people are more exicited about GTA releases than any other game, only time i chose tight over slack is when it comes to a women.

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To be honest the more real the cops are the better for me, i for 1 find it far to easy to get away from them, and the idea of getting chased for a broken tail light or speeding through a red light sound brilliant, i dont believe the cops chace u for enough reasons, basically u get away with too much, besides i love a good shootout with the cops, bring it on rockstar it will make people drive properly at times to take in the scenery instead of just wizzing passed things at full speed and missing allot… Read more »

Megadave
Megadave

Maybe you get to hang out and do missions with corrupt cops, and they give you special abilities like maybe calling one of them to remove your 2 star wanted level.

Amazing fella
Amazing fella

They should have a police difficultylevel. You have an option to turn on and off stuff like getting chased because you passed a red light or riding a bike without a helmet

JDash
JDash

Sorry, “HAD” no involvement. Pardon the mistake

JDash
JDash

In the trailer, the protagonist says he is retiring and wants to be “a good guy for once, a family man”. This means he has no involvement with the LSPD.

RanSoto
RanSoto

Making the cops too real like running a red light or carrying a weapon is too real and to be it’ll get me a little mad I’ve herd there gonna have riot shields and stuff like that to me there improving it right. And the protagonist being a FBI or FIB agent, to me that’s kinda like the True Crime games but maybe as a DLC that’ll be cool but not as the main story or a separate story like thay did with GTA IV with Balled Of Gay Tony and the Lost And Damned it’s been my dream to… Read more »

NBA 2 LOUISVILLE
NBA 2 LOUISVILLE

I hope the cops are as funny as the fat ones in GTA IV

typer194
typer194

great article, I hope the police in gta v will be a lot more realistic. gta iv is still the best game out there to me anyway, the only game i will be buying is gta v cant wait…… we need a new gta just hope the comet returns, what a machine lol

Thanos Mad Titan
Thanos Mad Titan

More variety of police vehicle. Chevy Tahoe,Ford explore,impala,with all kind of lights. Let the police use less leathal weapons to get you to comply. Like made,and taser guns. Have K9 track you. And please make the the vehicle more police real. Check out sirens from pierce county wa it shall work better.

Dannon
Dannon

Being an undercover cop sounds pretty lame, but if that’s the case Rockstar would find a way of making it work. Judging from what was said in the Trailer, I think we could rule out the possibility of being a cop.

Craig Burlingame

Love the Obey and Survive quote and if you notice closely in the emblem, you can see a Bigfoot!

yommollow
yommollow

if you do a minor crime you should be able to just get fined or something

RickyT
RickyT

Nice article, and I agree with peomojao about evading the police with helicopters. If the cops get smarter then so should the tools gamers have for evading them. Cannot wait for the GTA 5 release date, whenever that might be.

peomojao
peomojao

as long as the game allows better police evasion tactics such as helicopters, they are already a pain in the ass in gta 4.

crazzy legs
crazzy legs

I hope we aint no cop cuz tgt wont make no sense to me ilp feel like im playing sleeping dogs thats just me

Markeith Moore

Another dumb article

Necrofeast
Necrofeast

Realism is pretty wicked. I think it would be dope chedda.

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