The soundtrack that we are privy to in this short example is very reminiscent of moments we’ve seen/heard in HBO‘s Game of Thrones. This results in an actually quite beautiful score for a Gears of War game. The Coalition and Microsoft definitely have high hopes for the 4th installment to get a Grammy & Emmy Award winning talent like Ramin Djawadi to pen the score.
None of the previous 3 games had music nearly as deep as what Djawadi is providing. It was mostly just pounding drums and deep tones that resonated with how dark the environment was. Now, a new score wouldn’t usually be the selling point for a game. Contrary to that belief, it’s actually a part of it. With a new start for the GoW series, it only makes sense to also add a fresh, captivating soundtrack to capture the situations. A good game can become incredible if it has the right music.
Gears of War 4 arrives on October 11, 2016!
Each Gears of War score has been an unforgettable experience, and Gears of War 4 features one that will take that experience even further. Today, we’re excited to announce that the game’s score is composed by a Grammy and Emmy Award-nominated maestro whose tunes are beloved (and frequently hummed) by millions around the globe: Ramin Djawadi.
Renowned for scoring some of Hollywood’s biggest hit TV shows and films, including Game of Thrones, Iron Manand Pacific Rim, Ramin is bringing his unique talent and vision to create a sweeping score that fuels the heart-pounding adventure and riveting story of Gears of War 4.
Ramin’s compositions mixed with the sounds of the iconic lancers, gnashers and voices of the franchise, take the game to a whole new level. Have a listen for yourself by watching the video here, which features some awesome behind-the-scenes footage of Ramin in his element, as well as commentary from Studio Head Rod Fergusson, Audio Director John Morgan and Mixing Engineer Alan Meyerson discussing their creative process and inspirations for the game’s diverse musical themes.
Needless to say, everyone at The Coalition and Xbox is a huge fan of Ramin’s work, and the music he’s composed for Gears of War 4 is something we think is really special and adds an amazing dimension to the experience. We can’t wait for you to hear all of his incredible music when Gears of War 4 launches on Xbox One and Windows 10 on Oct. 11.