First official details: GTA San Andreas soundtrack

Rockstar partners with Universal Music Group subsidiary Interscope to set the tone for San Andreas.

Tomorrow morning, Rockstar Games will broadcast the first official details on the soundtrack to Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Rockstar will announce a partnership with Interscope Records, a division of Universal Music Group, which boasts the largest catalog in the music industry.

"Although we are keeping the specific details of the track listing under wraps for now, gamers can expect the full spectrum of the early '90s FM dial, both in the game and on the official soundtrack," a Rockstar spokesperson told GameSpot this evening. "Over the next month or so leading up to the game's release, some details regarding some of the tracks in the game may be revealed."

“The in-game radio stations featured in Grand Theft Auto have been one of the most celebrated and revolutionary aspects of the game since its inception," said Terry Donovan, CEO of Rockstar Games, in the statement that will be released tomorrow. "Through our partnership with Interscope Records, we are confident that the Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas soundtrack will continue to reach new standards of excellence and creativity and will exceed anything that the video game industry or Hollywood have ever produced in terms of size, scope, and depth.”

The partnership with Universal represents a change for Rockstar; the soundtrack compilation for 2002's Grand Theft Auto: Vice City was done in collaboration with Sony, on its Epic Records label. The soundtrack's seven CDs were sold separately or in a special box set. Today's news suggests a San Andreas soundtrack of at least similar size.

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