Rockstar Games has officially launched three new trailers today for its upcoming title, GTA V. I’m happy to hear that one of the trailers features in-game character Michael with one of Queen’s greatest hits, “Radio Ga Ga”. It’s a sweet song from their 1984 album, The Works, which was written by their drummer Roger Taylor.
In my opinion, the track blends flawlessly with Michael’s persona, which series creator Dan Houser of Rockstar Games outlined as a man who has everything and nothing to lose at the same time.
“Michael, to me, is… Who is he? I know who he is, I’m just trying to… He’s the person who is trying to ignore some rather large mistakes that they have made. The person who’s trying to forget about certain practical but still selfish decisions that they took. He’s a man, also, obsessed by images and by appearances and who, when the world doesn’t live up to those images and appearances, doesn’t know what to do. He just retreats into his head. What he also is, when we started out… What he kind of evolved into as we began thinking about him and developing him… He was the first character we came up with. He began as the idea of, ‘what happens to a regular GTA protagonist after they retire?’ Then you think, what would make him retire? He’s a man with a big ego and plenty of good values and plenty of bad values.”
Michael is a former bad ass bank robber who is facing a mid-life crisis, and the events that take place in GTA V will forever change his life.
The trailer above also features the two other main characters, Franklin and Trevor. So don’t forget to watch the entire thing.
Check it out!