Gaming studio CD Projekt Red has announced the artists on the official in-game soundtrack for its much-anticipated game Cyberpunk 2077, and the roster is packed with star power.
As revealed via a behind-the-scenes video, Grimes, ASAP Rocky and Run The Jewels are set to light up Cyberpunk 2077’s fictional world of Night City, along with Refused, Nina Kraviz, Gazelle Twin, Ilan Rubin, Richard Devine, Deadly Hunta, Rat Boy and Tina Guo. Each act on the soundtrack has created a song specifically for the game, and each will have a fictional name in the game, such as Refused’s Samurai, for whom one of Cyberpunk’s main characters, Johnny Silverhand (voiced by Keanu Reeves), is the lead singer.
Grimes, who also has an anticipated project forthcoming in her fifth studio album, Miss Anthropocene, will also voice an in-game character, a pop star named “Lizzy Wizzy.” Yesterday (Dec. 12), she performed her song on the soundtrack, “4ÆM,” at The Game Awards. Watch the performance below.
Cyberpunk 2077, according to a synopsis on the game’s official website, is described as “an open-world, action-adventure story set in Night City, a megalopolis obsessed with power, glamour and body modification.” Gamers will play as “V, a mercenary outlaw going after a one-of-a-kind implant that is the key to immortality.” It is scheduled for release on April 16, 2020.
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