Discover the creative process behind Dying Light 2 Stay Human’s original soundtrack in this 4-part video feature.
Experience the captivating soundtrack for Dying Light 2 Stay Human up close with Olivier Deriviere, the multi-award-winning and BAFTA-nominated composer! In these episodic videos, Olivier takes you through his creative process to reveal the intricate and powerful music that brings this highly anticipated game to life.
Music of the City
Olivier’s innovative approach to composing and music design is explored in this dynamic video feature. The collaboration with Techland, culminated in the cooperation with the London Contemporary Orchestra to create an enthralling soundtrack to Villedor’s expansive environment. In further episodes, Olivier dives deeper into his process for developing the perfect score for parkour sequences; strategies for enhancing narration with music; and methods for elevating action-packed fight scenes with epic tracks.
“The best part for me was the number of players who got in touch with me directly to express their excitement about the music. They told me about all the emotions that they felt while parkouring, fighting, building the world, and discovering the story. This was all that I could hope for – for players to enjoy and be immersed in the music and feel like it contributed to their gameplay immensely. I am still in awe to have received such positive feedback, more than that I am grateful to Techland for allowing me to explore music in Dying Light 2 like never before.”
In the videos, Olivier highlights the new wave of devastation that has swept through the world of Dying Light 2 Stay Human with a unique sound. To create this, he called upon his friend Nicolas Bras, a renowned instrument builder and musician – to construct an electric psaltery. Crafted from solid metal, twisted and bent according to his creative vision – this brand-new instrument was just one of the pieces used to build the game’s captivating score.
“Working with Olivier was a great honor for us, and we are proud to present the results of our collaboration to millions of gamers around the world: the soundtrack for Dying Light 2 Stay Human. Olivier is an outstanding composer and developer who truly understands the potential of video games and what players desire. He has been — and still is — an integral part of our team, lending his skills to design a unique music control system that dynamically reacts to events within the game. The effect of this cooperation is amazing, and it’s no surprise that he is considered the best in the business.”
– Paweł Marchewka, CEO of Techland
Watch the premiere of the episodes on Techland’s official YouTube channel – Dying Light 2 Stay Human – Behind The Music – YouTube
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About Olivier Deriviere
Classically trained, BAFTA-nominated composer and music designer, Olivier Derivière is widely acclaimed for both his sophisticated composition and innovative approaches to connecting music with gameplay. Olivier often blends and manipulates traditional musical elements with unorthodox sound techniques in pursuit of creating an authentic score that fully immerses the player in the gameplay and story through his neo-classical and genre-bending music styles. He is driven by his passion to provide players with a unique musical experience that truly reflects each game, both musically and directly in sync with the gameplay itself to enhance the interactive experience as a unique art form. Olivier has previously worked on games such as ‘Dying Light 2’, ‘A Plague Tale: Innocence’, ‘A Plague Tale: Requiem’, ‘Streets of Rage 4’, ‘Assassin’s Creed IV – Freedom Cry’, ‘Remember Me’ and has scored award-winning music for animation, films, and video games.
Techland is one of the biggest and best-known Polish game developers with studios in Wroclaw and Warsaw. For over 30 years, we’ve carried a tradition of providing gamers with unforgettable experiences. We’re an international team of over 400 highly-skilled professionals driven by a passion for gaming, always striving for the best quality. We’re fueled by the support of our global community built on the foundation of successful AAA franchises such as Call of Juarez, Dead Island, or Dying Light. The gamers’ trust in our games has resulted in our newest project, Dying Light 2 Stay Human, selling more than 5 million copies across all platforms within the first month after release. On top of continuously growing the world of Dying Light through a robust post-launch support plan for Dying Light 2 Stay Human, we’re also working on an unannounced AAA Open World Action RPG set in a brand new fantasy universe; our biggest project to date. Techland’s mission strictly determines every aspect of our work: we want to create unforgettable experiences.
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