As the release date for San Andreas is closing in, Rockstar has announced they are partnering up with Interscope Records for the soundtrack of the new game. Interscope Records being part of Universal Music Group, and parent company to such popular rap labels as Aftermath, Shady Records and Ruff Ryders.
|"Fans of the blockbuster series can expect the soundtrack to cover the full spectrum of music genres and reflect the sound, vibe and feel of the FM radio dial from that time period," stated Terry Donovan, CEO of Rockstar Games. "The in-game radio stations featured in Grand Theft Auto have been one of the most celebrated and revolutionary aspects of the game since its inception."
"We are happy to be working with Rockstar Games on the soundtrack to Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas," said Jimmy Iovine, Chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M Records. "I believe that the enormous effort both companies have made in putting the soundtrack together has resulted in something truly special that will be reflected in both the game and the soundtrack albums."
- Take 2 Games Official Press Release
The press release is available for reading on Take 2's website.
Thanks to PlanetGrandTheftAuto for bringing this to my attention. Also expect a definite weekend countryside preview from Gamespot or IGN, or both.
As a side note, I'd like to point out that the german official site has been opened up under the address SanAndreas.de. If that's your cup of tea, go enjoy.