Ubisoft announced today that it has partnered with Film Composer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Cliff Martinez to work on a soundtrack for the open-world, first-person shooter Far Cry 4. Martinez is known as a former member of the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers and has composed scores for films like 'Drive' and 'Traffic'.
Martinez will work along side Ubisoft Montreal’s Music Designer Jerome Angelot, Music Supervisor Simon Landry, and Audio Director Tony Gronick, to create an original soundtrack for Far Cry 4.
"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," said Tony Gronick, Audio Director for Far Cry 4, Ubisoft. "Cliff delivered everything I hoped for. I’m so proud of the music in Far Cry 4 and am thankful for the opportunity to work with him."
"It was an honor 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 Original Game Soundtrack digital edition will release worldwide on November 4, the limited 2 CD edition will release on December 2 in North America and on December 9 in Europe, and the limited 3LP edition will release in January 2015.
Far Cry 4 launches worldwide for the PC on 18th November.