How Cyberpunk 2077 Found The Sound Of The Future

The music of CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 helps to set the mood and establish the atmosphere of the setting of Night City. Along with a soundtrack featuring guest artists like Run The Jewels, A$AP Rocky, and Grimes, it also has an original score headed up by Marcin Przybyłowicz, who previously worked on The Witcher III, along with other composers from games and film.

Prior to the recent Night City Wire episode, which announced the release of the Cyberpunk 2077 EP, I had the chance to speak with the music composers P.T. Adamczyk (Gwent, Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales) and Paul Leonard-Morgan (Limitless, Dredd, and Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War III) about crafting the sounds of Night City. Along with breaking down the creative process of making music for the game, they explained what new influences they drew from and what types of music they steered clear from to build the game’s unique score. We also had the chance to get another round of hands-on time with the game, so check out our latest impressions from playing 16 hours of the full game.

Editor’s Note: This interview was edited for clarity and readability.

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Author: Alessandro Fillari