Massive Attack Producer to aid in Halo 4

11 April, 2012 - 11:55 pm by

In a joint statement from Microsoft & 343 Studios today, the have announced that the soundtrack for Halo 4 will be composed, arranged and produced by long term Massive Attack collaborator Neil Davidge. Neil has been involved in the Bristollian Trip-Hop outfit since 1995.

As well as Massive Attack, Davidge has also worked with the likes of Damon Albern, Snoop Dogg, Mos Def & David Bowie. He also has worked on some movies such as Clash of the Titans.

“As a passionate ‘Halo’ fan, I’m incredibly honored 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.”

This is the first time in the series that the audio for Halo 4 has been farmed out to anyone outside of the company. Halo 4 will be released in time for Christmas this year. Until then 343 and Davidge are remaining tight lipped on what the soundtrack will sound like, if it is anything to go by on previous installments it’ll be something worth waiting for.