WE ta lk to far cry 5’s audio director to find out more about how hymns will shape the game experience
How has the setting of Far Cry 5 shaped the music in the game?
TG Each region has the ten hymns, but really it’s like 30 because there are three different interpretations of them. At first we thought, let’s make the music as annoying as possible so people would really wanna kill the cult. But when we started making it more beautiful, we began to understand how someone who truly believes could be inspired by this music. And I do find myself humming and singing these songs myself.
Will players notice different tracks in different areas of the map?
TG Well, we start with the Father, and as it branches out there are different interpretations of that music by other family members. So when you get to a region, it might sound more industrial than Americana. But the music still matches, because you know the hymns. You know the songs, the melodies. So there is a cohesiveness there. You won’t hear the score and the hymns competing, but you will hear familiar melodies in the score. In the industrial region, it’ll take a bit more investigation to hear the connection.