Square Enix recently announced that award-winning composer Inon Zur would be composing the musical score for People Can Fly’s upcoming ARPG/shooter Outriders.
People Can Fly’s creative director, Bartek Kmita, said, “We were really excited to have Inon on board to do the soundtrack for the game. He’s a legend in the industry and the team was big fans of his work already. He worked closely with us to develop a sound that fits with the story and world that we’re creating, and he composed truly dynamic and powerful tracks for us that added so much depth to the tone and feel of the game.”
Zur himself also made a statement regarding his involvement in the project. “As a composer, it’s always extremely exciting to be involved in building new worlds and telling new stories, so I’m thrilled to reveal that I have composed the score for People Can Fly and Square Enix’s epic sci-fi action game Outriders. It was a lot of fun blending heavy orchestral soundscapes and futuristic musical sound design for this rollercoaster sci-fi adventure and I can’t wait to share the music with you.”
This marks the first time that Zur has composed for either People Can Fly or for Square Enix. His previous works include the soundtracks for Dragon Age: Origins, Fallout 3, and Fallout 4. A “behind the scenes” video appeared during the most recent “Outriders Broadcast” presentation, which People Can Fly will be putting out monthly leading up to the game and possibly after launch. The “behind the scenes” video, which shows Zur working with the Budapest Symphony Orchestra at Tom-Tom Studios in Budapest, can be found on YouTube. It gives players a sneak peek at the soundtrack and letting them get a feel for the sort of musical tone the game will embody.
There have been no announcements regarding a physical release of the soundtrack, but if there is, it’s probably going to be one to grab.