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Pharrell Williams to curate music for ‘NBA 2K15’

The soundtrack of “NBA 2K15” just got a little “Happy.”

Will Williams' skills translate to video games?
Photo by Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images

Grammy award winner Pharrell Williams will curate the soundtrack for 2K Sports’ upcoming basketball game, “NBA 2K15,” the game publisher announced in a press release obtained by Examiner today.

A fashion, music and pop culture guru, Williams has produced tracks on some of the best-selling albums of this generation including Kendrick Lamar’s “Good Kid, M.A.A.D City” and Frank Ocean’s “Channel Orange. He’s also proven himself as a superstar solo performer with hit singles "Happy," “Blurred Lines” with Robin Thicke and “Get Lucky” with Daft Punk.

“It was a cool experience. I tried to curate songs that were diverse but yet still proved to be motivational to gamers,” Williams said in today’s press release. “It was important to me that the music complemented the on-court action of NBA basketball in NBA 2K15. I hope everyone enjoys it.”

Even though William’s musical selections for the game won’t be revealed until later this summer, 2K Games said that the collaboration has already proven to be a successful one.

“Pharrell’s passion and reputation as a visionary producer and expertise from working with the NBA will be evident in the largest and most eclectic NBA 2K soundtrack ever,” Alfie Brody, Vice President of Marketing for 2K said in today’s press release. “We really listened to our fans’ feedback on how we could improve their experience from a music standpoint, and we’re confident Pharrell’s collaboration in NBA 2K15 will impress players as much as it’s impressed us.”

NBA 2K15 is scheduled for release on October 7 in North America and on October 10 internationally for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 computer entertainment systems, the Xbox One all-in-one games and entertainment system and Xbox 360 and Windows PC.

What do you think of the news? Will this be a determining factor in whether you purchase “NBA 2K15” or not? Sound off in the comment section below.

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