With just under 19 days until Rockstar's latest title in the Grand Theft Auto franchise hits store shelves, Rolling Stones
has revealed an extensive look at the soundtrack for Grand Theft Auto V, offering up several streamable samples of the fictional Los Santos radio stations.
To help push home just how expansive this new soundtrack is, Rolling Stones also got some one-on-one with Ivan Pavlovich, Rockstar's soundtrack supervisor, who says it's the biggest soundtrack Rockstar has ever done, with around "20 movies worth of score."
We have 15 radio stations, two talk radio stations, 240 licensed songs, and somewhere in the proximity of 20 movies worth of score. It's the largest soundtrack that we've done, and the largest score that we've done.
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 L.A. and California. We approached the radio stations as the musical soundscape [you experience] as you fly into L.A. 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 L.A.
Of course it isn't just the expansive amount of licensed songs that Rockstar have been able to grab for their open-world, with the developer also introducing for the first time in the series their own score. Four bands came together to help create the unique sounds of Los Santos, including Australian metal band Alchemist.
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for all the details on what to expect in what will undoubtedly be a great addition to the GTA series, including some teaser samples to tide you over until release.
Grand Theft Auto V will be available on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 come September 17.