By May 2015, most of the Sidemen have shifted to the PlayStation 4 version, which is the same as the Xbox One version. They started afresh with completely new Grand Theft Auto Online avatars in the PS4 version as they had already used up their character transfers from Xbox 360 to Xbox One (and later from Xbox One to Windows).
For a while after the others switched to PS4, whenever KSI decided to play with the Sidemen, they reverted back to the Xbox One version (presumably because JJ didn't own the game on PS4 so it would be easier, both practically and logistically). He has since started playing the PS4 version with the others. Harry did not join them on the PS4 until October 2015.
The last time all 7 Sidemen members played together on GTA V was in October 2015. The last time Harry played GTA V with the Sidemen was in March 2016 and the last time JJ played was in February 2017.
StyleEditThe Sidemen do user-created events (mostly races with some deathmatches, captures, and Last Team Standing events) within the game's Grand Theft Auto Online mode. Josh is the regular host of their GTA Online sessions and playlists while Simon normally announces the playlist names, event names (often with deliberate malapropisms), and event descriptions. Usually, when the description is in a foreign language, Simon will ask Ethan or Tobi (or Wizzite if neither Ethan nor Tobi are in the playlist) to attempt to read it.
More recently (2017), since only 3 or 4 Sidemen play the game together at any one time, Josh started allowing lobbies of up to 30 people, all of which have their microphones switched off (aside from having their own Discord servers in which they communicate privately away from the Sidemen).
Some notable players (a few of which have their own YouTube channels) are listed below:
- Killjoy - infamous for modding and knocking out competitors, leading to Sidemen rage
For the viewers to distinguish which Sideman is which when they play races with cars, they all decided to pick a colour to stick with forever. Hover over their online identities (Xbox Live Gamertag, PSN name, and RGSC name) for colour names and any other information.
|Sideman||Colour and identities|
|Simon Minter||Real Nimrod/MM7Games/Miniminter7|
|Olajide "JJ" Olatunji||KSI OlajideBT/DABLACKKSI/BlackYeah|
Up until around early 2015 (before which was when six or seven Sidemen regularly played GTA together), the group would separate themselves into teams. These teams would work together but ultimately betray one another. The concept of teams has fallen through after KSI and Harry stopped playing frequently, but the idea is still referenced from time to time. The teams are/were:
Olajide "JJ" Olatunj