GTA 5 features real-life gang voice cast

Rockstar continue to push for authenticity and incorporated real-life gang members into the voice cast.

September 4, 2013
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Grand Theft Auto 5 is mere weeks away, and while gamers get ready for the epic crime drama, Rockstar has revealed new details on the voice cast of the game.

In an attempt to capture the authenticity of the fiction and themes in the game, the developers at Rockstar captured audio voice-overs from real-life gang members.

“When we record all these ambient characters that are in the world, we go towards authenticity,” said GTA 5 producer Lazlow Jones. “So in the game, part of the element of the story is that there’s rival gangs.”

“There’s black gangs, there’s Latino gangs, and we recruited a guy who gets gang members, like actual gang members, real gang members. I mean, El Salvadorian gang dudes with amazing tattoos and one of which literally had gotten out of prison the day before. And we brought these guys in to record the gang characters because, you know, you don’t want a goofy LA actor who went to a fancy school trying to be a hard gang member. There’s nothing worse than that.”

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Jones also elaborated, saying that the gang members themselves contributed to the dialogue structures.

“They look at the lines and they say, ‘I wouldn’t say that. If I was upset at another gang, I wouldn’t say that’. So…say what you would say. Authenticity, you know?

“There’s a lot of sessions that we would have where we would just throw the script on the floor and be like, this thing we wrote is irrelevant, let’s just work out something real.”

Rockstar also released some details about the crew structures and hierarchy in GTA Online, with many new screenshots also emerging from early previews of the game.

Grand Theft Auto V will arrive in stores on 17 September 2013 for PS3 and Xbox 360.

More GTA 5 news:

GTA 5 gameplay trailer unveiled

GTA 5 Collector’s Edition details, Online info released

GTA 5: insane new screenshots released

Nvidia confirms GTA 5 for PC?

GTA 5 depresses Kojima, MGS 5 isn’t on same level

Rockstar talks GTA 5 gunplay, vehicle customisation

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