Square-Enix and Eidos-Montréal confirm Sascha Dikiciyan to compose tracks for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.
Dikiciyan’s work will feature alongside music by Michael McCann, who composed the score for the previous game in the series, Deus Ex: Human Revolution.
Mankind Divided‘s overall musical tone is being overseen by Steve Szczepkowski, executive audio director at Eidos-Montréal, and represents an evolution of McCann’s work that ties into the game’s darker themes while staying true to the franchise’s distinctive style.
“It was important for us to build upon the strong foundation of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, but also to let it stand on its own. Along the way, we realized this game was much vaster than anticipated and we made the choice to add another composer to the team. Sascha Dikiciyan’s music stood out,” said Szczepkowski.
“After talking with Sascha, it became clear that we shared the same vision and passion for what musically drives Deus Ex. Sascha’s influences mirror ours in many ways, yet he also brings a whole other set of influences to the table. Sascha is completely immersed in the musical feeling of Deus Ex; he’s a huge fan of the franchise, and that comes through loud and clear in his compositions. We can’t wait for people to hear the work that he’s done and we are all thrilled he’s now part of the Deus Ex family!”
Dikiciyan has contributed to a multitude of video game scores including titles such as Max Effect 3 and Borderlands 2. His first contributions for the Deus Ex series can be heard in the previously released 101 trailer. Dikiciyan also releases original music under the name, Sonic Mayhem.
The Deus Ex: Mankind Divided original soundtrack will receive a commercial release later this year via Sumthing Else Music Works.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will be released on 23rd August 2016 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC and is available to preorder on Amazon now.