“It was a lot of fun blending heavy orchestral soundscapes and futuristic musical sound design… ”
As part of the ‘Beyond the Frontier‘ broadcast for upcoming sci-fi role-playing shooter Outriders, Square Enix has announced that the game’s music is scored by award-winning composer Inon Zur.
The game is co-developed by People Can Fly – the studio behind Painkiller, Bulletstorm, and Gears of War: Judgement – and Square Enix External Studios, the development and publishing group behind Batman: Arkham Asylum and Sleeping Dogs.
Zur’s video game credits are extensive having scored the music for role-playing game series including Fallout and Dragon Age, as well as the puzzle-adventure games in the Syberia series. More recently, the composer scored the soundtrack to action role-playing game The Elder Scrolls: Blades.
“As a composer it’s always extremely exciting to be involved in building new worlds and telling new stories,” Zur said via a press release. “It was a lot of fun blending heavy orchestral soundscapes and futuristic musical sound design for this [roller coaster] sci-fi adventure and I can’t wait to share the music with you.”
A behind-the-scenes video from the recording sessions featuring the Budapest Symphony Orchestra has also been uploaded to the Outriders YouTube channel (embedded below).
“We were really excited to have Inon on board to do the soundtrack for the game,” said Bartek Kmita, Outriders‘ creative director at People Can Fly. “He’s a legend in the industry and the team were big fans of his work already. He worked closely with us to develop a sound that fit with the story and world that we’re creating, and he composed truly dynamic and powerful tracks for us that added so much depth to the tone and feel of the game.”
Outriders is a story-driven shooter wherein players take on the role of an Outrider as they represent humanity’s last hope, trapped on a treacherous planet called Enoch. The game has a campaign that can be played through solo or cooperatively with up to three other players.
The game is currently scheduled for release this holiday season for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Windows.