If you like the Tron: Legacy
soundtrack, you'll love the Deus Ex: Human Revolution
score -- if this sample posted on the PlayStation Blog
is any indication. Composer Michael McCann doesn't actually mention the popular Daft Punk-penned tracks
from last year's CGI spectacular, but you don't need a music degree to hear the similarities.
It makes sense, though -- McCann said he was inspired by Deus Ex's "transhumanist" themes
, and tried to blend more human, acoustic music in with electronic tones. Vangelis gets a mention, and it of course did the Blade Runner soundtrack
, which this latest iteration of Tron
also draws influence from.
The first Deus Ex
has surprisingly little influence on McCann's soundtrack (there's just one cue he deliberately used), but that doesn't mean we won't hear it. McCann said that audio director Steve Szczepkowski did find "a few clever ways of using DX1
cues, but not in the places, or in the ways, that you'd expect." Intriguing! Our ears will be open when the game comes out in August.