Developer Obsidian has released a score from the old school-inspired, Kickstarter success Pillars of Eternity soundtrack to give anxious adventurers a taste of what to expect when the game releases later this year. The music is an ambient background tune for the Dyrford Village area.
The man behind the music, Audio Director Justin Bell, noted in a forum post
that he looks to the Infinity Engine games (Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale) for inspiration, blending "tropes found in European folk and pre-Renaissance modal music" with modern techniques. Bell also wrote that he listens for inspiration during his daily commute to work, and that he reads Johann Sebastian Bach daily.
Take a listen below, and let us know your thoughts on this rather classy piece. For more on Pillars of Eternity, catch up with our latest interviews with Obsidian Entertainment CEO Feargus Urquhart
and developer Josh Sawyer
for a great look into the development of their crowd-funded title.