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The original soundtrack for Watch Dogs 2 will be composed by producer Hudson Mohawke, Ubisoft announced today. Mohawke, whose real name is Ross Birchard, has collaborated with a number of big-name artists, including Kanye West, Drake, Lil Wayne, and Frank Ocean.
According to Ubisoft, Mohawke's Watch Dogs 2 soundtrack hearkens back "to his earlier work fusing electronics and hip-hop, while hinting toward [his] love of Tomita, John Carpenter, and Vangelis."
In a statement, Mohawke said making Watch Dogs 2's soundtrack was a "refreshing prospect" for him, in part because the game's themes are also what he's passionate about.
"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," he said. "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."
Watch Dogs 2 releases for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on November 15. It was recently delayed on PC and will launch on the platform a couple weeks later, on November 29. You can check out the system requirements here.
Director Danny Belanger recently talked to GameSpot about how Watch Dogs 2 takes itself less seriously, resulting in a game that's more lighthearted and creative than the first.
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