“I just recently wrote a song for a PlayStation game with Michael McGlynn,” said Eabha. “Michael McGlynn got in touch and just said, ‘Listen, we’re writing music for a remake of a PlayStation game’—and he’s done that a lot, he’s done a lot of writing for different games that are very well known. But I’m actually not a gamer myself.”
“For ages I wasn’t allowed to really—you don’t know what you’re writing for, it’s all kind of undisclosed because they don’t want it to get out. So it’s actually going to be announced at Christmas—the name of the game. I have heard of it now and I have confirmed it is a big game, which is great! It’s going to be an Irish language piece in the game, which is brilliant.”
I am sure you are racking your brains for a PlayStation game set in Ireland and there’s actually only one option.
Yep, Folklore. That seems a very odd game to drag our of the past and remake but stranger things have happened. However, Eabha does state she is not a gamer so perhaps the title is multi-format rather than a PlayStation exclusive. Even so the number of games set in in Ireland is very small. Perhaps the game has a more generic Celtic setting, so something with Vikings perhaps.
Christmas celebrations traditionally start in Ireland around December 8th (and not September as the shops in England seem to think), and The Game Awards happen the next day on December 9th so that seems the obvious place to unveil a remake.