Wrocław, Poland — Oct. 11, 2021.
Techland presents a unique, short documentary showcasing the music in “Dying Light 2 Stay Human”. Sounds of the Dying City can be viewed here.
In the documentary, Techland reveals how the official soundtrack was created in sync with the game, plus the inspiration and goals that guided composer Olivier Derivière (Streets of Rage 4, Vampyr, A Plague Tale: Innocence) while working on the soundtrack with the London Contemporary Orchestra.
Witness the music recording process in Abbey Road Studios, one of the most recognizable studios in the UK (previously used by artists such as The Beatles, Pink Floyd, and U2). Learn about Derivière’s approach to scoring video games and how his vision and music were implemented into Dying Light 2 Stay Human. Thanks to the collaboration between Derivière and the talented sound-level designers at Techland, players can experience an evolving soundtrack, dynamically shifting to reflect their in-game actions.
The short documentary also touches upon many production aspects of the soundtrack recording, including a non-standard recording process used in response to the global pandemic. Artists recorded individual sections of the orchestra for the first time remotely. See how the orchestra combined efforts from London, Paris and Los Angeles to create an atmospheric, unforgettable soundtrack for Dying Light 2 Stay Human.
Dying Light 2 Stay Human, published by Techland, launches February 4, 2022 on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch (Cloud Version). Pre-orders are now available via dyinglightgame.com/preorder. All pre-orders will come with an exclusive digital Reload Pack, featuring a unique outfit, weapon, and paraglider skin.
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About Olivier Derivière
Hailed by MTV as “Game music’s eclectic daredevil,” BAFTA nominated composer Olivier Derivière (‘Get Even’, ‘Remember Me’, ‘Assassin’s Creed IV – Freedom Cry’) has scored award-winning music for animation, films and video games and is widely acclaimed for both his sophisticated composition and innovative approaches to connecting music with gameplay.
Derivière is driven by his passion to provide players with a unique musical experience that truly reflects each game, both musically and directly in sync with the gameplay itself. Classically trained Derivière often blends traditional musical elements with unorthodox sound techniques in pursuit of creating an authentic score that fully immerses the player in the gameplay and story through his neo-classical music styles.
Recording with the world’s top orchestras and A-list musicians, including the Philharmonia Orchestra at Abbey Road and Air Studios, GRAMMY® award-winning choir Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares, Boston Symphony Orchestra and The Children’s Choir of the National Opera of Paris, Derivière’s pioneering soundtracks have been nominated by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and honored by the International Film Music Critics Association.
About Dying Light 2 Stay Human
Dying Light 2 Stay Human is a story-driven open-world action role-playing game, a sequel to the critically acclaimed Dying Light published in 2015, which has been played by over twenty million people all over the world. This time players are visiting the City – mankind’s last stronghold in the fight against the virus. Developed parkour mechanics enable players to explore the vast open world and master tactical combat.
This lost civilization, a world set in the modern dark ages, requires creative approaches to finding items and crafting gear. Gameplay shifts during a day and night cycle, so players can dare to plunder abandoned lairs of infected at night and discover the dark secrets of those in power by day. Players must choose which side they want to take and write their own story.
Founded in 1991 in Poland, Techland is a renowned independent game developer and distributor for all leading platforms, including PC, Sony PlayStation, and the Xbox family of devices. Techland is best known for the original Dead Island games, the Call of Juarez series, and the Dying Light franchise, a global phenomenon played by over 20 million unique players to date. To top that, Techland’s experienced teams allow the developer to work on two of its own AAA titles at the same time.
Comprising over 400 professionals across three offices in Poland, the company is committed to delivering unforgettable experiences and using the latest technology for innovative entertainment, which includes the proprietary C-Engine. For more information about the company itself, visit the official website at: www.techland.net.
Jonas “O.J” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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