Thu. Nov 24th, 2022

After four years of work, we are finally celebrating the release of God of War Ragnarok!

With the success of God of War (2018), there has been tremendous pressure to give fans a sequel worthy of its predecessor.. That meant new characters and enemies, new worlds and creatures, and most excitingly for the PlayStation Studios music team, an epic new soundtrack.

If you find yourself humming the incredible God of War Ragnarok theme non-stop since the game launched last week, then we have a special announcement for you!

Earlier this year, as production on God of War Ragnarok was in full swing, the PlayStation Studios music team and game director Eric Williams hosted a soundtrack listening party to share the game’s score in a fun and unique way with developers Santa Monica Studio. team.

We’ve selected some of our favorite tracks and brought together a few members of the music production team to take a behind-the-scenes look at how music is recorded and transformed into interactive moments that become emotional memories for players.

The Santa Monica Studio team went crazy the first time they heard Bear McCreary’s beautifully composed music. Just as music enhances gameplay, these iconic themes provided a boost of kinetic energy that propelled the team through the rest of the production journey.

Judging by the enthusiastic reaction of the team, we realized that we could not keep this experience within the walls of the studio.

This is what we want to share with you – fans!

Listening to God of War Ragnarok Party Stream Soundtrack

We have teamed up with our soundtrack partner, Sony Masterworks, and are excited to present God of War Ragnarok. soundtrack listening party!

You can join our 90-minute livestream on PlayStation Twitch and YouTube channels at Thursday, November 17 at 4:00 pm PT / 12:00 pm GMTwith previews starting at 3:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. GMT.

Our show will feature three great speakers, each with their own experience and expertise, to talk about the tracks we’ll be playing.

Bear McCreary, composer

Bear McCreary is a prolific composer known for his work in film, television and video games. He first joined the Norse saga in God of War (2018) and made an epic return to the series in God of War Ragnarok. A virtuoso storyteller with music, Bear knows how to weave rich authenticity into his interactive music that transports and immerses players into the Nine Worlds. Each thoughtful note is designed to make hearts race and fill with emotion throughout the God of War Ragnarok odyssey.

Eric Williams, game director

Eric Williams has been an integral part of the Santa Monica Studio since 2005. His experience and passion has made him a pillar of the God of War franchise since its inception. Erik has taken over the leadership of God of War Ragnarok, guiding the SMS team towards the final installment of the Norse saga. Eric worked closely with Bear and the team to ensure that every musical moment in the game evoked the right emotional response from the players.

Alex Mukala, music producer and host

Alex Mukala is a music producer known for his active participation in the gaming community. As a content creator with a natural talent for engaging with his audience, Alex shares his fan and music professional perspective to guide the conversation.

Together, all three of our guests will take a journey through the musical landscapes of the worlds and discover how we use music to bring the story of God of War Ragnarok to life.

Don’t forget to join us on November 17 starting at 3:30 PM PT / 11:30 PM GMT! Our host will be answering questions from the audience throughout the show.