Both the modern Deus Ex games had wonderful soundtracks. They were electronic tunes with a heavy beat that was perfect for our augmented future. Like any good game soundtrack, people want to listen to it, and they want it in multiple formats.
Square Enix received your emails, and they are releasing the soundtrack for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided on December 2nd on CD, multiple streaming services, and making it available to purchase digitally. It comes in two flavors. There is a standard edition with 15 tracks and a 2 CD extended version with 29 tracks to almost double your pleasure.
The music was primarily composed by Michael McCann. He also composed the songs for Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Splinter Cell: Double Agent, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, as well as some trailers. Based on those examples, he is doing pretty well with games that have a subtitle. You can check out his website here for any other examples of his work including a 4 track EP.
They also announced a December 2nd vinyl release for Deus Ex: Human Revolution. The pre-order is already available on Amazon. This limited edition release will contain two discs with 27 tracks selected from the first game. It will come in “a specially designed gold foil inlay album cover and gold colored vinyl”, and include two bonus tracks. You can stream the first track “Icarus” on McCann’s website, and we recommend you give it a listen.
We like more games releasing their music for purchase and streaming and even having a vinyl release. A lot of work goes into creating, recording, and listening to this music, and it is great to share with family and friends who might think games still only have bleeps and boops.
Let us know in the comments what soundtrack is your favorite or what you are looking forward to having released in the future.
Jason became terminally addicted to videogames after receiving the NES at an early age. This addiction grew to include PC gaming and was cemented with the launch of the PS2. From then on, he was afflicted with epic RPGs, tense shooters, and deep strategy games, never becoming skillful, but never able to quit. He continues to play games (poorly) and share his passion for them to anyone willing to listen.