Beyond: Two Souls has some prestigious Hollywood talent simmering beneath its video game guise. Not only has David Cage’s interactive title made an appearance at the Tribeca Film Festival, it also stars Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe as the two central characters. And just yesterday, Sony Computer Entertainment announced that Hans Zimmer and Lorne Balfe will lend their composing flair to the game’s soundtrack; a fully-orchestrated two hour score.
Without doubt, this is a significant addition to Beyond: Two Souls. With filmic résumés that encompass the likes of Inception and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Zimmer and Balfe have excelled in creating some of the most memorable soundtracks in modern cinema. Not to mention, the composing pair have also dabbled in the medium with their work on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 – which, incidentally, was their last video game effort together.
And, as it turns out, the composing duo will reunite for Beyond: Two Souls. Here’s what David Cage, the game’s creator, had to say about the soundtrack:
“We believe that with the addition of Ellen Page, Willem Dafoe, and now Hans Zimmer with the soundtrack – we were really looking for the best, most talented people out there to create the emotion in Beyond, and we have a beautiful soundtrack in the game.”
From what we understand about the game thus far, it’s clear that Cage and his creative team at Quantic Dream are aiming for a very unique, almost cinematic means of interactive storytelling. And the emotional resonance of the game will be only be compounded by Zimmer and Balfe’s collaborative harmony. This announcement came during the title’s Gamescom appearance, during which Cage also unveiled a new companion app for the game which is intended to extend the potential audience threshold.
Beyond: Two Souls is undeniably brimming with cinematic quality, but are you looking forward to testing out Quantic Dream’s latest project this coming October? Give us your thoughts below.