Rockstar has provided a load of details about GTA 5’s soundtrack. The studio’s soundtrack supervisor, Ivan Pavlovich, told Rolling Stone that the game will feature 15 music radio stations and 240 licensed songs, in addition to two talk radio stations and somewhere in the regions of 20 movies worth of original score.
Needless to say there’ll be something for everyone and plenty of satire on the San Andreas airwaves, including a pop station for the first time in a GTA game. Among others, Pam Grier hosts a soul station, DJ Pooh hosts a rap station, Bootsy Collins hosts an eighties boogie-funk station, and Nate Williams and Stephen Pope of Wavves host a modern rock one. Pavlovich said: “For me, this is the most exciting soundtrack we've done, in terms of who's hosting and the music on the actual radio stations. This is our biggest accomplishment.”
When playing online and offline, the game’s dynamic score kicks in based on the character you’re using and where they are. Different sections of the score were produced by electronic music group Tangerine Dream, Red Dead Redemption composer Woody Jackson, and producers Alchemist and Oh No.
Pavlovich said: “Although each of these composers is used to define a character or an environment, what's been interesting about this process is that it's been the first fully collaborative score that we've done. Even though you may be triggering one score with a particular character or within a particular area in the world, you're always hearing elements from the other composers. The first time you come into the country you're blown away by Woody Jackson's rock score, but within that you're still hearing elements of Tangerine Dream, and Alchemist and Oh No. So you're never too far away from this core sound that we've established for the game."
A new GTA 5 trailer is set to be released today at 4pm UK / 11am Eastern.