Cyberpunk 2077 Music DMCA take-down solution and how it works

We recently interviewed the team behind cyberpunk 2077’s incredible music, but there’s one aspect of the new sound that worries many content creators. Twitch has been hotly contested with the removal of the DMCA, removing content that is valid for years to get audio in the game honestly that needs to be protected. For those curious about how to stream games with a lot of related tracks, here’s how CD Projekt RED handles the DMCA context.

As noted in our previous coverage at the bottom, CD Projekt RED added a “live streaming mode” that will disable tracks that may be eligible for take-down due to DMCA restrictions. This will not remove every track nor will there be any audio vulnerabilities missing. While the affected tracks will be deleted, each location will be filled with a different (original) track that meets DMCA standards. With over 150 tracks available, there are more than enough to filter through to keep the process immersed without missing a beat.

For the auditory experience that Cyberpunk 2077 will have to offer, the music behind City Night is beyond imagination. We had the opportunity to preview the song and it didn’t take long before these sounds quickly skyrocketed to my top 5 all-time soundtracks in terms of gaming. Each track runs very differently and CDPR does not follow the traditional technological path that many expect.

A lot of songs appeal in a moderate way. Some of the more subtle variations in sound also penetrate deep into your skin in a way that you won’t recognize, taking that immersion to a more intimate level.

We sat down with three composers for the sound of Cyberpunk 2077, including Marcin Przyblowics (The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt), P.T. Adamczyk (Gwent: The Witcher Card Game) and Paul Leonard-Morgan (Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II), and we learned a lot about the team behind this creative effort. To learn more about the creative process – and even the hilarious nightmares of working on a big project like this – you can watch our full interview right here.

As for the game, Cyberpunk 2077 debuted on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia on December 10. Are you excited? What do you like most about Night City? Mute the sound in the comments below!

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With an arguably unhealthy obsession with Dragon Age and Mass Effect, Liana is wildly passionate about all things in the gaming community. From shooters to RPGs, if it's out - she's playing it. She's also likely to die from hoarding gaming collectibles.


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