Amid the mixed up leaks surrounding Grand Theft Auto V, Rolling Stone has finally unveiled details about the game's eclectic soundtrack. GTAV will feature 240 licensed songs as well as 15 music radio stations and two all-talk radio channels. Totaling "somewhere in the proximity of 20 movies' worth of score" while collaborating with artists and presenters that include Wavves, DJ Pooh, Jesco White, Bootsy Collins, Kenny "Loverboy" Loggins and tons more.
"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 Rolling Stone. "We approached the radio stations as the musical soundscape [created] 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."
GTAV will be the first in the series to have its own original score created with the help of Tangerine Dream and Woody Jackson, the genius behind the soundtracks for Red Dead Redemption and L.A. Noire.
"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 on September 17 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. An official trailer is set to drop later today, August 29.
[Via Rolling Stone]