Halo 4: Massive Attack Composer to Work on Game Score
The award-winning co-writer of trip hop crew Massive Attack, Neil Davidge, has been picked by Microsoft to write the score for its highly anticipated science fiction-themed first person shooter title Halo 4. Davidge has quite a lot of resources to work with for this project.
This is, after all, a massive project both in terms of the amount of interest in the game as well as what it as stake for this venerable Xbox title. Simply put, the Halo series helped establish the Xbox and it is a major pillar for this console brand. Microsoft’s 343 Industries has given Davidge the resource he needs to write a highly immersive score for Halo 4. Accordingly, Davidge has hand-picked a choir and also assembled a 50 piece orchestra. Recording took place at Angel Studios and Abbey Road.
Davidge is also a Halo player and this should go a long way in helping Davidge compose music that will go well with the overall look, feel, and ambience of the game. Halo 4 is all about change. Not only is the title embarking on a new trilogy, it is also the first title that isn’t developed by the series’ original developer, Bungie Industries. Also, this is the first installment of the Halo series that isn’t composed by the series’ composer Martin O’Donnell. Change is definitely in the air. I am sure we are not the only ones looking forward how all these changes add up in the actual game.