Michael McCann is Back for Deus Ex!

Michael McCann is Back for Deus Ex!


Oh yeah, for those of you who are wondering, he’s the soundtrack composer for Deus Ex: Human Revolution and SOON TO BE FOR DEUS EX: MANKIND DIVIDED!!!!!!

Michael McCann is officially on board to score for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. Why am I freaking out about this?

  1. I am a HUGE fan of Deus Ex. I have played through each game roughly 10 times.
  2. The re-launch (I guess I could call it that) into the Adam Jensen storyline was one of the first games to catch me. Artistic and deep, this game never found an easy way out. The same reason why developers added the “wait-12-minutes” ending to Far Cry 4, is where this game prides itself. The answers are never cut and dry and there is never an easy way out. (Thank you Far Cry 4 for making fun of every game and movie that does this easy writing crap.)
  3. Michael McCann’s take on soundscapes is incredible. He can tell you the story of the entire game with the opening theme to Human Revolution. Hell, it’s even named Icarus. (Metaphors!)

Document1Michael McCann (or Behavior) has literally worked on everything you can think of. He’s scored for entities ranging from NASA and the Canadian Space Agency to MTV and the Discovery Channel.

Being nominated for over 17 awards, and those are only the ones that I could easily find; Michael McCann stands the test of artistic measure.

I remember playing Human Revolution for the first time, not knowing what to do with the new control scheme and such. But what kept me playing was how immersive the music was. The synth leads make it so empty and lonely, but the melody of it makes it have feeling, the same meaning of the game. A single person who just lost one of the only people he connected with is thrown into a multitude of problems. He’s using his newly attached mechanical limbs and devices to find out the answers he needs.

Michael McCann. You are the man. Even if you are half bionic. (We all know you are…)


Anyone else that’s as stoked as I am for the game, and obviously the music, follow me on the Tweeter @Jordan_C_Sommmer and share your favorite soundtrack in the comments!

Jordan Sommer


Jordan is trained in everything from recording and producing music to brand management. He is currently writing for WTFGO, as well as doing freelance PR work for several charities and working as a marketing intern for a few major videogame companies.

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