Ubisoft announced yesterday that they would be working with award-winning composer Cliff Martinez, on the next instalment in the Far Cry series, Far Cry 4. Martinez has an extensive background when it comes to soundtracks, having composed scores for movies; ‘Drive’, ‘Traffic’ and ‘Springbreakers.’ Ubisoft were looking for someone who could compose an original soundtrack to go along with the stunning visuals of Far Cry 4. Audio Director, Tony Gronick said: “Bringing Cliff on board was a no-brainer. Collaborating with him was a dream. He has the remarkable ability to portray compelling emotions and elevate the mundane into extraordinary with his musical talent.”
Players find themselves in Kyrat, a dangerous region of the Himalayas, which is ruled by a self-appointed military dictator. It’s the players job to overthrow the king, using whatever means necessary. For the guys working on Far Cry 4, Martinez was the perfect candidate, and it seems Far Cry 4 was perfect for him as well;
“It was an honour to be asked to write the music for the Far Cry 4 game as my first full-length video game soundtrack,” said Cliff Martinez. “It was exciting for me to be asked to take my usual minimalistic cinematic approach to the immersive game world. Any game where you can ride on a rampaging elephant is a project you can’t turn down!”
The Far Cry 4 digital soundtrack will be released today and the limited edition CD version will be available December 2nd in North America and December 9th for Europe.