Rockstar is gearing up to provide a realistic gangster experience in Grand Theft Auto V by recruiting real-life gang members for voicing gang members in the game.
It’s all about authenticity, according to producer Lazlow Jones. “We get these guys in to record the gang characters because we 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, so just go find the real terrifying people and say ‘can you come in here please?’”
Rockstar recruited someone to bring in these real gang members, who will be allowed to improvise on the lines to put their own spin and make the proceedings more realistic. “And 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, well, then say what you would say. Authenticity, you know?”
GTA V was always going to be a blockbuster hit, and it’s great to see Rockstar leaving no stone unturned to make it even more awesome than we know it’s going to be. Now, if only they’d give the green light to the PC version of the game, that would be swell.