While it is certainly clear that McCartney will be a part of the production of the new project, specific details are being hidden under the cloak. There is no word yet on what the game title will be, nor which gaming genre McCartney will be writing the music for. Likewise, it is uncertain on whether he will be writing only one track or an entire collection
Along with the roles of a skilled musician and a noble knight, McCartney considers himself to be an avid gamer; he has wielded a controller since the days of engaging in a match of 2D tennis with a joystick and consistently references PilotWings on the SNES as one of his favorite gaming experiences.
McCartney also praises Soyo Oka, composer of Super Mario Kart and Sim City for SNES, among other various Nintendo titles, as well as Koji Kondo, the marvelous music mind behind the Mario and Zelda series, for their amazing musicianship and talent.
On top of a personal passion for video games and music, McCartney sees the potential market of this growing medium.
“'I was asked whether I could imagine doing something like this, and I found it exciting. Besides, it is a fascinating market. These days a new computer game sells much better than a CD. And you reach an entirely different target group. This way many young people will probably listen to my music for the first time while playing a videogame”
The fact that respected musicians like Paul McCartney are strongly supporting the progress of video games may soon lead to the inevitable official recognition of gaming as an art. One can only hope that this secret soundtrack will be one of McCartney’s masterpieces combined with amazing artistic detail, captivating characters, and innovating gameplay, so that this future game can truly strike an impact and open people’s minds.