Composer for the original Mirror’s Edge, Magnus Birgersson – a.k.a. Solar Fields – is once more returning to the series to create the soundtrack for Mirror’s Edge Catalyst.
In an interview on the official Mirror’s Edge blog, the artist describes his initial reaction to being asked to create for the game.
“My first thought when I got the offer was simply that it would be great to continue where I left off; to continue building new worlds, new feelings, and new landscapes of sound based on what Mirror’s Edge Catalyst will contain.”
Birgersson reveals he’s been working on the game for the past 11 months, at times visiting the DICE studios and going through various missions with the level designers and producers to discuss what works and what doesn’t. As missions can involve both calm and frenetic moments, his composition has to enhance the two.
“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.”
You can listen to a sample of the Mirror’s Edge Catalyst soundtrack below.[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/users/171830626″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /]
Mirror’s Edge Catalyst is getting set for a 25th February, 2016 release.
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