Planet Zoo is releasing on 5 November 2019. Created by Frontier Developments, the game is said to be the spiritual successor to the likes of the Zoo Tycoon series. The popular South African choir, Young Mbazo were the minds behind the game’s truly-African soundtrack.
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In the latest development video by the Planet Zoo team, it was revealed Frontier headed to Cape Town to meet up with Young Mbazo to record not only the game’s theme song but other tracks that will feature in the upcoming zoo simulator.
Frontier’s Head of Audio, Jim Croft explained why he decided to go with Young Mbazo;
South African pop singer and composer, Toya Delazy was also part of this collaboration along with Frontier composer JJ Ipsen from Canada.
Jim Croft goes onto explain the importance of an “authentic” soundtrack for Planet Zoo saying he wanted to create a warm, homespun, honest sound and that human performance counters listening fatigue.
It is always great news when South African music if put into the spotlight and Planet Zoo will be a great fit for Young Mbazo’s unique African flavour. We cannot wait to crank that volume up when we are playing the game this November.