Rockstar Games announced today that The Music of Grand Theft Auto V, a trio of distinct albums from Grand Theft Auto V, are available on iTunes for £7.99/$9.99 each or as a full compilation for £17.99/$24.99. Download the digital edition of the soundtrack through iTunes.
Grand Theft Auto V - Volume 1: Original Music:
The first volume of this compilation is a collection of brand new music from a wide array of artists including Wavves, Twin Shadow and Tyler, The Creator - along with The Chain Gang of 1974's "Sleepwalking", which was featured in the game's Official Story Trailer.
Grand Theft Auto V - Volume 2: The Score:
GTAV is the first entry in the series to feature a dynamic original score composed and engineered to be completely responsive to the player’s actions within both missions and open world gameplay. The score was composed in a one-time collaboration between a team of legendary producers and composers including vanguard German electronic band Tangerine Dream, Woody Jackson (Red Dead Redemption, L.A. Noire) and renowned hip-hop producers The Alchemist and Oh No. For The Music of Grand Theft Auto V: Volume 2, the stems of the game’s interactive score are layered, mixed and arranged into an album of songs by acclaimed producer and DJ, DJ Shadow.
Grand Theft Auto V - Volume 3: The Soundtrack:
The collection of music in GTAV is the biggest and most ambitious in the history of the series. Volume 3 features select songs from across the game's unique in-game radio stations. Snippets from all 17 in-game radio stations are also now available for your listening pleasure on the Music page on the GTAV official site. Featuring tracks by Bootsy Collins, Flying Lotus, Bob Seger, Jai Paul, Toro y Moi, Waylon Jennings and more.
Id Software, the developer of the upcoming Rage title, has confirmed that the game will ship on three DVDs for the Xbox 360, but has also detailed the special install process that's designed to help owners of the console avoid long load times.
Xbox 360 owners have worried a bit in regards to Rage, the new first person shooter with role playing and racing elements from id Software, as the game was expected to arrive on multiple discs like quite a few recent titles that appeared on the Microsoft console, including L.A. Noire or Dead Space 2.
Now, id Software's Tim Willits confirmed that Rage will, in fact, come on three Xbox 360 DVDs, but the studio has taken a few special measures to ensure it won't affect gameplay all that much and won't force players to do the 22GB installation.
"We recommend installing the game to the hard drive, but you don't need to install all three discs," explained Willits to Eurogamer. "If you don't have the space available on your hard drive, don't stress. Install the first disc, the first chapter, the first half of the game, then when you're done, uninstall and install disc two."
Players, according to Willits, won't have any reason to go back to a previous disc once they finished that content, so there's no need to run back and forth to the console to swap them out.
Willits does praise Sony for its PlayStation 3 strategy, as all consoles are shipped with a hard drive, making the job of a developer much easier, knowing all consoles have something on which to install files.
"Sony was great. Kudos to Sony for letting us do that," he said. "What we were able to do is install all the textures to the highest level. What is nice about the PS3 platform is that it's just one platform. Everyone has one Blu-ray drive, one hard drive, it's all the same. Some of the other systems you have... should I install it on my 360? Should I not install it?"
Microsoft hopes to allow developers more space on the Xbox 360 game discs through a new type of format, the XGD3
LA Noire’s next downloadable case,"‘Reefer Madness," will be available for download July 12 via Xbox LIVE and PSN.
In L.A. Noire, when a tip from an informant leads Detective Cole Phelps and his Vice desk partner Roy Earle to a local L.A. drug dealer, a deadly shootout ensues and they suddenly find themselves in the throes of one of the city's biggest narcotics rings.
Check out the new trailer for the "Reefer Madness" Vice desk, coming to Xbox LIVE for 320 Microsoft Points and PlayStation Network for $3.99 next week on July 12th.
The next downloadable case for Rockstars L.A.Noire, dubbed "Nicholson Electroplating", will be available for download June 21 for 320 Microsoft Points, or free if you have a Rockstar Pass.
When a devastating explosion at the Nicholson Electroplating plant rocks downtown Los Angeles, Arson desk detectives Phelps and Biggs are called to the scene. Check out the official DLC trailer below.
Limited-time Rockstar Pass for $10:
Don't miss out on the limited-time Rockstar Pass price promotion, the discount has now been extended until June 21. The price was previously scheduled to increase from $10 to $12 on June 14.
What is a Rockstar Pass?
The "L.A. Noire" Rockstar Pass is an easy way to pre-order downloadable content. 800 Microsoft Points ($10 dollars) will give you access to all of the game's DLC as soon as it comes out. Get your limited-time Rockstar pass by heading on over to the official L.A. Noire social club.
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I have put out a few news posts on this game now and some good info has finally hit about the games size and extent, seems EDGE has dugg up a few facts that will declare this game to be the biggest budget videogame in development anywhere in the world, according to Tom Crago, the president of the Game Developers' Association of Australia.
The EDGE article in question reads as follows: “It would certainly... in terms of console titles, be in the top ten... L.A. Noire is a massive, massive project," Crago said at GC Asia 2008, reports IGN.
Earlier this year Rockstar producer Leslie Benzies estimated that GTA IV cost the company approximately $100 million to create, a figure which, if correct, would currently make it the most expensive game ever, topping the $70 million plus development budget for Sega's Dreamcast title Shenmue.
Set in the classic noir period of the late 1940s, L.A. Noire is an interactive detective story in development at Australia-based Team Bondi. According to Rockstar it “blends action, detection and complex storytelling and draws players into an open-ended challenge to solve a series of gruesome murders”. The publisher also claims it will “truly blend cinema and gaming”.
Crago, who hopes that L.A. Noire will put Australia “on the map as a hub for videogame development”, also said that the game is coming to PS3 and Xbox 360 – the title has previously only been confirmed for Sony’s console.
Finally, he said he thought it had about a year left in development.
Rockstar hasn’t released many details about L.A. Noire since it was announced it would be publishing the title. We’ve contacted Rockstar and Team Bondi to ask when the game might be finished and which platforms it’s due on.