The creator of the original Mirror’s Edge soundtrack has been brought back on board to compose the score for Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, EA has revealed.
Over on the official Mirror’s Edge blog, Composer Solar Fields discussed the difficulties of creating the new score, and explained that each piece will tie into different missions.
It all ties into the missions of the game. I’m composing a theme for a specific mission or act. Based on that theme, I’ll create different variations that fit situations like exploration or combat. For changes in situations and moods, I’ll do things like tempo changes or switches between major and minor, but still hang on to the basic feeling of the theme. And all these changes need to happen without gaps.
In the first game we had one stereo channel, but this time we’re able to real time mix four different stereo channels based on what’s going on in the game, allowing us to create an even deeper and more dynamic musical experience than we hoped for. This requires some extra thought in creating the music stems since each layer needs to work and sound good on its own. If you’re currently playing the mission in a certain way, you might only hear the base part, and that needs to sound attractive.
Mirror’s Edge Catalyst is set to release on February 23, 2016 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Are you looking forward to hearing its soundtrack?
[Source: Mirror’s Edge]