Square Enix and Eidos Montreal have revealed that Sascha Dikiciyan has been brought on board to compose music for the next Deus Ex soundtrack.
The artist, also known as Sonic Mayhem, has produced music for numerous popular games in the past, including Mass Effect 3 and the first two Borderlands titles.
He will be working alongside Michael McCann, who provided the soundtrack for Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and his music can already be heard in trailers for the upcoming Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.
The pair will be overseen by Eidos Montreal’s executive audio director Steve Szczepkowski, who says the soundtrack will reflect the tense atmosphere of the game’s world, where augmented humans have been segregated from the rest of society.
“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,” he said. “Along the way, we realised 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.
“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.”