Cris Formage is the founder and leader of the Epsilon Program, a cult based in the Grand Canaria, Cayman Islands.
In 1992, he was interviewed by Lazlow on the West Coast Talk Radio show Entertaining America. On the show he denies that the Epsilon Program is a cult, describing it as "a fellowship of like-minded adults who tithe money in exchange for salvation and merit badges". He also claims to have formed out of two eggs laid by twins on the day of the interview. He also has a rivalry with Darius Fontaine, calling him the devil. At the end of the interview, Lazlow describes Formage as an "alcoholic turned self-deifying cultist".
Cris Formage and the Epsilon Program are mentioned in Grand Theft Auto V on the radio where it is said that a court ruled that Cris and his program are no longer recognized as a religion by the United States and are no longer exempt from taxation. Cris is then mentioned to be crying on the steps of the court house after the hearing.
Later on, after Michael De Santa has completed several missions in The Truth series of missions, Cris calls Michael during Exercising the Truth and tells him he's very interested in his progress. After completing Exercising the Truth, Cris Formage personally calls for Michael to the Epsilon Program Center. If Michael chooses to steal the money, Cris will call Michael and threaten him for betraying him but is not seen again in the game.
In Grand Theft Auto Online, it is revealed that Cris Formage is in fact an actual higher being and that the Epsilon Program is not a hoax. Cris Formage visits the player after their first death to inform them on the ways of passive observation so that they can play GTA Online and not be killed by other players.
- GTA V
- Like Lazlow, Fernando Martinez, and Jack Howitzer, Formage is also a surviving character from the continuity of the 3D Universe.
- The word "formage" if pronounced like how Cris pronounce his last name, is somewhat similar to "fromage", which is French for "cheese".
- Cris' phone number is 328-555-0160.