Cyberpunk 2077 is still a way away and already it’s one of the most anticipated games around, and game music fans in particular want to know everything they can about the soundtrack. What songs will be on the Cyberpunk 2077 soundtrack? Who is the composer? How will it be different from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt‘s soundtrack? We’ll do our best to answer some of these questions.
What Songs are on the Cyberpunk 2077 Soundtrack?
There are two real-world songs that we know of already that are on the soundtrack, or at least have featured in the trailers so far. The original Cyberpunk 2077 reveal trailer way back in 2013 (remember that?) featured a song called ‘Bullets’ by Archive, which is still an awesome song that fits the world perfectly. It was actually referenced at the beginning of the new trailer shown at Microsoft’s E3 conference. The song from that video though is a non-verbal track from DJ Hyper called ‘Spoiler’, and you can hear it below.
What Will the Cyberpunk 2077 Soundtrack be like?
The Cyberpunk 2077 score will primarily be composed by Marcin Przybyłowicz, the main composer of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. His score for that game was fantastic, but obviously Cyberpunk 2077 will have a wholly different feel. He may have been helped by Bryan ‘Brain’ Mantia, a drummer who previously worked with the likes of Primus and Guns ‘N’ Roses, who is helping with the game’s songs. Mantia called the job “challenging”, because the songs in the game are of course meant to sound like they come from 2077.
The songs in-game however will be ‘performed’ by the world’s in-game rockstars. The song heard in the recently released gameplay demo, for example, is by in-universe rocker Johnny Silverhand and his band Samurai, and is called ‘Chippin’ In’. It was originally written for the Cyberpunk 2020 tabletop game and was brought to life by CD Projekt RED for the gameplay demo. Presumably there will be a lot more of ol’ Johnny Silverhand’s work in the final game.