Paul McCartney Composing Music for an Unannounced Video Game

on January 30, 2012 6:00 PM

When you think game music, names like Koji Kondo and Nobuo Uematsu come to mind. So what happens when a member of one of the most popular rock bands of all time throws his hat in the ring? Sir Paul McCartney recently told German newspaper Der Zeit that he was working on “Musik für ein Computerspiel.” Perplexing stuff, isn’t it?

Well, if you hail from the land of Volkswagen, Hugo Boss and plentiful hops that reads simply as, “music for a video game.” Well, music for a computer game if you want to get literal. The former Beatle was mum on details regarding platform, genre, publisher or anything else more specific.

“It’s a fascinating market,” he said. “A new computer game sells so much better than a new CD these days.”

And it’s true: The video game industry has taken the world of profitability by storm, taking on music and movies directly recently. McCartney was promoting his new album, Kisses on the Bottom, which might explain why he didn’t delve too much into specifics. Either that or the game isn’t too far into production yet. Perhaps it’s that new project Harmonix is working on?

 /  Staff Writer
Eder is a journalism major at the University of Oregon and copy chief of Flux, the School of Journalism and Communication's flagship magazine. When he's not playing video games or writing about them, Eder enjoys going to concerts, walking the UO campus with his trusty iPod, James McCloud, and climbing steep hills in running shoes. His favorite games include Super Mario Bros. 3, Donkey Kong Country 2, Bioshock and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.