• Simon Viklund, composer for Payday series, leaves Overkill to work Freelance
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[media]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItyKLw0vHko[/media] [url]https://www.pixeldynamo.com/news/gaming/2015/08/18/77113/simon-viklund-leaves-overkill-heists/[/url] This struck me personally because I've always been a huge fan of his work and always wanted to see him branch out personally. He's super talented and nobody seems to notice him. Hopefully now people will
I always did like the Payday soundtrack, I hope Starbreeze does use him as a freelancer. I also still wish for the full version of "Rule Britannia" from the Hoxton Breakout.
The Payday soundtrack is probably what made me buy the game in the first place. I don't have anyone to play it with and the AI are morons, but I still love the soundtrack.
Simon's music in general is just the fucking best. Can't wait to see what he does in the future.
[QUOTE=MissZoey;48506655]I always did like the Payday soundtrack, I hope Starbreeze does use him as a freelancer. I also still wish for the full version of "Rule Britannia" from the Hoxton Breakout.[/QUOTE] He's keeping up work for them, he's just not directly employed as an employee at Starbreeze anymore.
Oh good god, I loved the Payday 2 soundtrack to pieces. I'm really glad that he's spreading his wings, can't wait to hear his stuff in other games.
Surprised he wasn't already doing this since he's in demand.
He's better off without Overkill.
Loved his work in Bionic Commando Rearmed, I hope to hear a lot more from him in the future.
And he's using Ableton, too! Loved his work. His mixes were really good and it was actually the reason, why I continued to play Payday 2 (the game is pretty meh to be honest but the music made it actually better). Hopefully he can continue with games and hear a lot more from him.
Huh I never knew he was actually hired under Overkill. I always thought he was a freelancer who had a contract with them or something.
[QUOTE=Tetsmega;48508231]Huh I never knew he was actually hired under Overkill. I always thought he was a freelancer who had a contract with them or something.[/QUOTE] He was one of the Overkill founders, along with Andersson brothers.
He hasn't "left" Overkill, but is more in an "open relationship" with them. He's still going to return any time they need anything, but he's free to do work elsewhere too as he pleases. Really neat business decision, I think.
Fun fact, he did the remix music for the Street Fighter III Online release.
Good on him. He seems like a great and talented guy.
Overkill are kinda dicks so good on him
[QUOTE=proch;48508595]Overkill are kinda dicks so good on him[/QUOTE] They're really not
I really liked the stuff he did for the Hotline Miami heist collaboration dlc. [media]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNPS27eWLoo[/media] I always keep the music on in Payday 2 cause it's so good.
[QUOTE=MrJazzy;48508765]I really liked the stuff he did for the Hotline Miami heist collaboration dlc. [media]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNPS27eWLoo[/media] I always keep the music on in Payday 2 cause it's so good.[/QUOTE] There's a couple of pieces (mostly the base game ones actually) that aren't all that good relatively. But they're still good enough. It's impressive really, a variety of genres and styles all from one person.
[QUOTE=Mio Akiyama;48508598]They're really not[/QUOTE] Everyone bitches about games with masses of DLC but no one ever picks up on Payday 2.
That's really cool, good for him. I love his work and I hope to see more from him.
I love this guys music. Glad to see him branch out. Also, his voice is sexy as fuck
[QUOTE=MissZoey;48510185]Everyone bitches about games with masses of DLC but no one ever picks up on Payday 2.[/QUOTE] They actually do, though.
[QUOTE=MissZoey;48510185]Everyone bitches about games with masses of DLC but no one ever picks up on Payday 2.[/QUOTE] They go on sale often enough for most people to not care too much.
[QUOTE=MissZoey;48510185]Everyone bitches about games with masses of DLC but no one ever picks up on Payday 2.[/QUOTE] Which is currently on Steam's weekly deals. All DLC is 75% off. I've been meaning to play Killing Floor 2, but after doing some reading and finding out how lackluster the progress of the Early Access has been, I went ahead and purchased the remaining DLC I was missing for Payday 2. If anything, I support Overkill a lot more than Tripwire now.
[QUOTE=MissZoey;48510185]Everyone bitches about games with masses of DLC but no one ever picks up on Payday 2.[/QUOTE] Yeah they do. The issue is debated in the Payday 2 thread whenever a new DLC is announced, and that's a lot - for example yesterday.
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