Original Mirror’s Edge composer returns for Catalyst

And there's a sample track!

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Well, we know one thing is definitely going to go down well when it comes to Mirror’s Edge Catalyst: the music. Solar Fields, the composer behind the original 2008 Mirror’s Edge soundtrack, is confirmed to be writing the music for its sequel.

In a blog post on the Mirror’s Edge website, Fields says he’s “in daily contact with DICE” and that “Audio director Magnus Walterstad in particular has been giving me tons of information on Mirror’s Edge Catalyst to help with the composing. I’m looking at the script, the biographies on all the characters, and of course the design of the city of Glass.”

Fields has been playing the game regularly to ensure that he’s achieving the right musical mood and has been receiving “incredibly valuable” feedback and input on things like tempo and theme from the game’s level designers and producers .

We’re being promised a “deeper and more dynamic musical experience” this time around, thanks to the use of four different stereo channels. In the first game they only had one, so that should give you some idea of how much more sound depth Fields has had to play with.

You can listen to a sample of the soundtrack below, and check out the rest of the interview and blog post here.

Considering how essential the music was to making the experience of playing Mirror’s Edge as enjoyable as it was, we couldn’t be happier at this news. We’ll get to hear the full soundtrack in all its glory when Catalyst is released on February 23rd, 2016 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

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