GTA V soundtrack to feature 240 licensed songs, 15 radio stations
Grand Theft Auto V soundtrack will include 240 tracks; artists include Camilo Lara, DJ Pooh, Kenny Loggins, and Tangerine Dream.
Rockstar has revealed details for Grand Theft Auto V's eclectic in-game soundtrack.
Unveiled through Rolling Stone (featuring audio samplers), the game will reportedly feature 240 licensed songs, a total of 15 music radio stations, two dedicated talk radio channels, and "somewhere in the proximity of 20 movies' worth of score". Collaborating artists and presenters include Camilo Lara, DJ Pooh, Jesco White, Pam Grier, Bootsy Collins, Kenny Loggins, Flying Lotus, Alchemist, and Oh No.
"For this game, which is set in our version of modern-day Los Angeles, what was important for us was to capture that feeling of LA and California," Rockstar soundtrack supervisor Ivan Pavlovich told the publication. "We approached the radio stations as the musical soundscape [you experience] as you fly into LA. One of the things we've never done in a GTA game before is a pop station; exploring that made so much sense in the context of LA."
Grand Theft Auto V also marks the first game in the series to introduce its own original score. Created with German electronic group Tangerine Dream in conjunction with Red Dead Redemption score creator and L.A. Noire soundtrack artist Woody Jackson, game audio will differ based on player actions.
"The score plays during missions and the open-world gameplay, and during online play," Pavlovich said. "It's completely dynamic, and engineered very similar to what we've done in the past with our interactive stem system--it responds to what you're doing with your character."
Grand Theft Auto V launches worldwide on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on September 17. Rockstar has promised an "official trailer" for the game on Thursday, August 29.
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