This is how Night City should sound.
Although its no surprise that Cyberpunk 2077 is geared up for some big-name musicians to its credits, developer CD Projekt Red has unveiled more details surrounding the game's music. The game Night City is the open-world setting for Cyberpunk 2077, and it's been confirmed that just under a dozen artists have contributed to the overall tone of the Northern Californian city.
Who features on the Cyberpunk 2077 artists list?
Providing just a taste of the sounds coming to the game, CD Projekt Red confirmed in a tweet that we'd hear tracks from Gazelle Twin, Ilan Rubin, Richard Devine, Nina Kravitz, Rat Boy, Tina Guo, Run the Jewels, Refused, Grimes, and A$AP Rocky. Just from this short lineup, it's evident we'll be enjoying some epic sounds while playing.
Some of the artists being featured also provided some insight into how they'd evaluate Cyberpunk's score, with Run The Jewels members saying, "Even in the dystopian future, hard rap lives on." Punk Rock was the comparison Devine used to describe the feel of Cyberpunk's soundtrack stating it felt like "rugged, rough, edgy music." Whereas Ratboy, on the other hand, gave an input to say it was "sort of mixing punk music and what electronic music could be in the future."
The word that kept coming up to describe Cyberpunk's vibe was "industrial," with an interesting comment from Nina Kravitz to say the music was "Psychedelic, trippy, yet uplifting and engaging." Deadly Hunta and Gazelle Twin both agreed that Cyberpunk has an innovative sound to it. The vibe we're getting is certainly one that fits well for a burning city.
It has just been confirmed that the April 2020 release of Cyberpunk 2077 is no longer a feasible timescale, and CD Projekt Red have taken the bold move to push the game's release back to September 2020. Many will be disappointed, but from an outside perspective, it is within any gamer's interests to have an entirely polished game rather than an unfinished project. Look how many times The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was delayed, all for a good reason!