Today Ubisoft has announced that it has partnered with Hudson Mohawke to compose an original soundtrack for its upcoming open world action-adventure game, Watch Dogs 2. The game will be available worldwide for consoles November 15th and on Windows PC November 29th.
Hudson has produced music since his early teens and has become the go-to producer for the biggest names in music including including Kanye West, Drake, John Legend, Travis Scott, Future, Lil Wayne, Young Thug, Pusha T, Tinashe, Frank Ocean and Björk.
The Watch Dogs 2 soundtrack draws a sound that has become synonymous with Hudson Mohawke, hearkening back to his earlier work which fused electronics and hip-hop, while hinting towards Hudson’s love of Tomita, John Carpenter, and Vangelis.
“Working on this soundtrack was a really exciting and refreshing prospect for me, especially considering the themes in the game are things I’m also passionate about,” said Hudson Mohawke. “When Ubisoft approached me to work alongside them in developing the game’s sounds, I knew I wanted to use the palette of some cult sci-fi soundtracks while also incorporating my own style. It’s been a real learning experience, and even a challenge at some points, but very rewarding in terms of expressing myself creatively and allowing me to reach new audiences with my music without needing a ‘genre’ stamp.”
The first track of the soundtrack, “Shanghaied” is available now. You can stream it from any of the following links:
Spotify • smarturl.it/shanghaied-spotify
Apple Music • http://smarturl.it/ded-apple
Bleep • http://smarturl.it/ded-bleep
Google Play • http://smarturl.it/shanghaied-play
The official Watch Dogs 2 soundtrack releases worldwide on November 11th. For more information about the game, you can visit watchdogs.ubisoft.com.