The "Grand Theft Auto" series has always explored the seedier and grittier sides of life. "Grand Theft Auto 5," which is due for release on Sept. 17, will be no different. And, "GTA 5" will feature an extra layer of authenticity. Rockstar Games hired actual, real-life gang members to provide the voices for the in-game gang members that you'll find during your "GTA 5" explorations.
Lazlow Jones, a producer for "GTA 5," broke the news while speaking with Chicago-based radio station WGN, which was reported by IGN. Here's what Jones had to say.
"When we record all these ambient characters that are in the world we go towards authenticity," Jones said. "So in the game, part of the element of the story is that there's these gangs, these rival gangs."
So to sum up, when you're playing "GTA 5" and you're interacting with a gang member, you might be hearing the voice or voices of people who killed real human beings. With that in mind, if any of those in-game "GTA 5" gang members threaten you with violence or death, you may be inclined to take them a bit more seriously than you would have otherwise.
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