a month ago
When playing online in any mode, traffic is either totally invisible sometimes or just pops out of nowhere at the last minute. This happens in every online mode and it is very common with crossplay turned on. Also urgently fixed as this can ruin the experience online.
3 weeks ago
You're definitely not alone on this issue. Just last week, I crashed into an entirely invisible NPC in Online for PS4... What's worse is that it didn't render at all, even during and after the crash cutscene.
I'm not the biggest fan of "crash cams" obviously, but I understand and accept that it's a core part of the 2010s Criterion developed games. You raise a highly valid point, and I believe pop-in traffic/despawning has even occurred in SP.
Best of luck with resolving the issue, hopefully in a future patch along with that wrap editor we were supposedly getting. Good luck officer!