Dying Light 2 – Main Theme Mini-Doc

Posted on 11 Oct 2021

Techland have released another short five minute documentary about the creation of Dying Light 2’s soundtrack. Composer Olivier Derivière (Streets of Rage 4, amongst others) talks about the inspiration and goals that influenced his work. Dying Light 2 is releasing for PC and consoles on 4 February 2021.

Official Press Release

Sounds of the Dying City” – Short Documentary Explores Creation of Dying Light 2 Stay Human Soundtrack

See how the soundtrack to Dying Light 2 Stay Human was created at the legendary Abbey Road Studios

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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