GTA 5 voice actors include real gang members

Grand Theft Auto 5's gangs are voiced by real gang members, producer Lazlow Jones has revealed – including one who was released from prison the day before recording.

"When we record all these ambient characters that are in the world we go towards authenticity," Lazlow told US radio station WGN. "So in the game, part of the element of the story is that there's rival gangs.

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Chaos_Raiden2270d ago


Thanks for the share.

US8F2270d ago (Edited 2270d ago )

Lol, they just keepin it real. Lets hope they don't piss off one of them in a recording session though, because that would be so ironic.

Imagine the news headline "Mike, Trevor, and Franklin stormed Rockstar Studios and holding few hostages"

CarlosX3602270d ago

Of course, if they want to be authentic. :)

zyphee2270d ago

NOW THAT IS AUTHENTICITY, once again good job Rockstar.

donjunedolo2270d ago

I'm all for authenticity, but to have gang members on the payroll is absurd!

CalamityCB2270d ago

Bring in real gang members off the streets to do voice acting, which is also a JOB and may inspire them to do more with their life.
Or.. have them lingering on the streets and possibly return to their life of crime.

3-4-52270d ago


Rockstar just showed these guys another way to get money.

It may save one of them from doing something horrible in the future.

Angels37852270d ago

Or...they just funded organized crime...its kind of a grey area but it really does add authenticity as lazlo described when they would edit the writers lines.

Baka-akaB2270d ago (Edited 2270d ago )

I call B.S on that one . it's a PR stunt , that's all .

Rockstar is pretty clear even on the reasons for those hire . it's for the sake of an authentic feeling .

it's unlikely to have much impact , be it negative or positive on those guys' life . Nor will it have any on my purchase and fun with the game

GarrusVakarian2270d ago

Ah R*, your dedication for authenticity doesn't not go unappreciated.

PhantomT14122270d ago (Edited 2270d ago )

If I recall they did the same with Max Payne 3, recording pedestrians from Brazil to do the voice overs.

NYC_Gamer2270d ago

Wow,GTA V with real legit gang bangers doing voice overs.

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