Ramin Djawadi, composer for Game of Thrones, is creating the score for Gears of War 4, according to the Associated Press.
Djawadi had the following to say about the announcement, and how he wants to set this soundtrack apart from Game of Throne’s:
“Obviously, I wanted to make it very different from Game of Thrones. Whenever I approach a new project, I want to make sure I’m setting up a new sound – even though we’re still using a lot of orchestra and percussion. There are some really nice scenes that are probably unexpected for Gears where we’re really pushing the emotional undertones with strings. I certainly wanted to stay in the direction fans know, but at the same time, I wanted to bring my own style to it. I wanted to stay in that world.”
This is not the first time the award winning composer has dipped his toes in the gaming industry, as he was a Sound Technician at Looking Glass Studios, working on games such as System Shock and Thief. He commented on how creating music for games has changed in the past twenty years.
“I remember back in the day there was never enough space on the disc to include full orchestral sound. Nowadays, it’s almost limitless. It’s amazing to be able to include a great, full soundtrack.”
Gears of War 4 is set to launch on Xbox One and PC October 11.