Rockstar is one of the most popular game development studios, thanks to its wildly popular Grand Theft Auto franchise in recent years. The company has now revealed that for its upcoming sequel, Grand Theft Auto V, it has brought in real-life gangsters to get voice-overs.
In the past too, Rockstar has been praised for offering excellent voice-overs in Grand Theft Auto releases. So it is only natural that they decided to notch it up a bit this time and have brought in real-life gangsters to get a true feel in the game’s voices.
The contributing writer for Grand Theft Auto V, Lazlow Jones, recently stated, “We get these guys in to record the gang characters because we don’t want a goofy L.A 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 terrifying people and say ‘can you come in here please?”
The problem with actors, Jones say, is that they tend to pitch in with their own version of what a gangster may sound like. Real-life gangsters, on the other hand, do not have to pretend. They can speak in the actual lingo and style which gangsters are wont to have and by using their voice-overs, Grand Theft Auto V will be offering a far better audio experience.
The game is due to be released later this month and as with the earlier releases of the franchise, it is expected to be quite a hit.