A new series on BBC Radio 6 Music will explore the evolution of music in video games from the bleepy single channel ditties of the 8 bit era to the full orchestral soundtracks found in in the games of today. It also reveals that the video games industry has thrown a life line to the classical orchestras of Europe who now spend a lot of their time recording music for our pleasure.
The series includes discussions with Winifred Phillips (God Of War, Little Big Planet) and The Flight (Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Horizon: Zero Dawn) with the first episode featuring Yoko Shimomura (Street Fighter II), Grant Kirkhope (Goldeneye) and Bafta-winner Jessica Curry (Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture).
You can find the first episode here, the second episode will follow on March 10th. There’s also a companion program in which Charlie Brooker chooses his favourite video game soundtracks, you can find that one here.