Sony exec predicts bright future for video game music


Dan Bardino at Game Music Connect

We talk to the Director of Creative Services for Sony Computer Entertainment Europe at Game Music Connect 2014, and he's got some positive news...


One of Sony's top gaming executives, Dan Bardino, has predicted an explosion in video game music activity with the increase in interactivity in gaming.

Bardino, who is the Director of Creative Services for Sony Computers Entertainment Europe, told Classic FM his thoughts on the future of game music after appearing at the Game Music Connect conference last week.

"The opportunities in terms of creativity and interactivity are there to create a new genre of entertainment… I think we'll see a big explosion in the ability of composers to think around interactive spaces and interactive experiences."

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He also singled out his own company as one of the few to still employ in-house composers: "We make a large investment in music in our games, and we make a large investment in music  in terms of our industry as well."

Bardino's comments came after EA executive Steve Schnur sounded a note of caution at the same event by highlighting the importance of video game scores being recorded live, and the case of composer Austin Wintory's ongoing union trouble.