News has been spreading that composer Normand Corbeil, who worked on the Heavy Rain score, passed away after losing his battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 56. The news first came from The Cancer Forum where user ORly83, who says he is Corbeil’s son, posted that Normand had lost his battle on the 25th.
Normand Corbeil had worked on all Quantic Dream titles, including Fahrenheit and Heavy Rain. He was also working on the soundtrack for the developer’s upcoming title Beyond Two Souls.
For a lot of people game soundtracks are just as big as the games themselves. Honestly, very few soundtracks actually have a major impact on me and I can only name a few game soundtrack titles. However, the music in both Fahrenheit and Heavy Rain really added a new layer to those games, added to the atmosphere. A rare talent has been lost this week, and the impact on Quantic Dream’s future projects will be felt significantly.
Our thoughts are with Mr. Corbeil’s family, friends and colleagues.