CD Projekt Red has released six new songs from the original soundtrack of Cyberpunk 2077 as an EP. It’s now available on various major music streaming services.
The developers previously released songs from the in-game band Samurai (performed by ), but these songs will colour the background in your journey in Night City. It’s all brooding with heavy synths galore, as you’d expect to hear in the dark future.
The original score is composed by Marcin Przybyłowicz (The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt), P.T. Adamczyk (GWENT: The Witcher Card Game, Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales), and Paul Leonard-Morgan (Dredd, Limitless, Battlefield: Hardline). The selection of songs features all three of the composer’s handy work.
CDPR also shared a new behind-the-scenes video dedicated to the score and music, which debuted in the latest Night City Wire stream.
One of the ideas for the soundtrack is to move the cyberpunk music which is largely associated with the sounds of the ’80s, to the ’90s. As such, elements from other music genres like rave, IDM and industrial can be heard in the soundtrack.
Most of the soundtrack will feature electronic sounds, made from analogue synthesisers.
Expect to see some songs from more contemporary artists like Grimes, Run The Jewels and more to be featured in Cyberpunk too. There’s an in-game radio that will blast these tunes.
Thankfully, in the Night City Wire stream, it’s confirmed that there will be a streamer-friendly option that replaces licensed tracks that may trigger copyright issues with other songs.
Cyberpunk 2077 releases (hopefully) on December 10 for the PS4, PC (Steam, Epic Games Store, GOG), Xbox One and Stadia. A free next-gen upgrade for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S will be coming in the future.