Taking a look at the Gaelic sounds.
Producer Ged Grimes – of Scottish rock band Simple Minds – talks about the game’s use of Celtic music for its soundtrack and how folk singers and musicians were brought in to help create a unique score for the dungeon-crawler RPG.
“It’s a haunting and beautiful sound that’s basically unique to the Western Isles, and we managed to find a choir who could sing these Gaelic sounds. So I think this is the first time that Gaelic sounds – which are hundreds of years old – will be heard in a game so that was a very special experience for me.”
Studio founder and CEO Brian Fargo added, “Music in games can be a lot of things: driving, heroic, mysterious – and the music in The Bard’s Tale IV: Barrows Deep is all of that but it’s also something that’s a lot more rare – it’s beautiful. It gets in your soul.
“I think the singers and musicians have done something very special here and I’m proud to share it with the world,” said Fargo. “This is one of the most wonderful game soundtracks I’ve ever been involved with.”
The Bard’s Tale IV: Barrows Deep will be out on 18th September for Windows, with a release on macOS, Linux, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One to follow.