By Microsoft , 343 Industries Released: 6 Nov 12
Microsoft and 343 Industries have announced that contemporary music icon Neil Davidge of Massive Attack fame is to compose the score for Halo 4.
Davidge is an award-winning composer, record producer, songwriter and musician, and co-wrote the last three albums from Massive Attack. He has also established a career as a film composer and has composed additional music for Hollywood blockbusters including Clash of the Titans.
"As a passionate Halo fan, I'm incredibly honoured and thrilled to have the opportunity to compose the score for Halo 4," said Davidge. "Music has always been at the heart of what makes Halo so captivating and iconic. With Halo 4, we want to build upon the franchise's amazing legacy and create a score that captures the awe and wonder of the Halo universe, and reinforces the deeper and more emotionally impactful journey Master Chief will embark on."
The partnership between Davidge and 343 Industries marks the first time a new composer has taken the reins for the Halo franchise's score since the launch of the first Halo game more than a decade ago.
Working in collaboration with 343 Industries, Davidge and his production team enlisted a 16 person hand-picked male tenor / bass choir plus 10 female Bulgarian vocalists, a full 50 piece orchestra and a whole host of other performers to bring the music of Halo 4 to life.
Halo 4 will launch worldwide this Christmas.