Gran Turismo 5 is a classy game. And it gets even classier with the addition of world-renowned pianist Lang Lang.
Known for his unwavering interest in cool technology and drive to bring classical music to new audiences, the pianist recorded much of the classical music that is heard in Polyphony Digital's racing masterpiece. The official soundtrack boasts pieces by Chopin, J.S. Bach, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Joplin, Holst, and of course, Beethoven. If you have been enjoying such music when playing, you might want to nab the soundtrack:
As revealed at the PlayStation Blog , Sony Classical will release the soundtrack digitally through "all major service providers" on December 14, and it will arrive in physical form "the week of December 20th." Lang Lang himself made a post at the blog and noted that "classical music reflects the same passion and intensity as racing." He added:
"Gran Turismo is the most exciting racing game in the world and I have been a fan of it for many years. I feel honored to have this opportunity to connect with people who have never been in a concert hall before and show them that classical music is not just a part of history, but is actually very present and relevant today."
It's great to have such fantastic talent involved in the game industry. This is the kind of thing we hope to see more of in the future; it's really the next step in interactive entertainment. In regards to a driving simulator, classical music really does fit the atmosphere…this isn't Burnout or even Forza , as some reviewers apparently believe.
Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5