Rockstar Games has today revealed that Electronic Musician, a most respected modern music production magazine, is honoring the original soundtrack of GTA V by having the title as its March issue cover story.
The article features interviews with some of the game’s developers, as well as with Woody Jackson who composed the entire score. Furthermore the cover story takes readers behind the scenes and unveils just what it took to compose the game’s beautiful soundtrack.
Each of the game’s protagonists were assigned their own composers. However the real challenge was the amalgamation of these tracks so that they could be played on the fly at any point during the course of the game. The success of this also ensured that Rockstar could have the score react to gameplay.
“The music heard at any point during the course of the game or on The Score disc is an amalgamation of the composers’ sounds in a true collaboration,” notes the article.
Following the cover story announcement, Rockstar also revealed that it plans to add even more tracks to the already massive score of GTA Online. A wide range of “never-before-heard unreleased instrumental music” will be added soon in the form of a free update and will be composed by the original composers themselves – Tangerine Dream, Woody Jackson, Alchemist and Oh No.
You can listen to a special preview of those new tracks below.
Source Rockstar Games