AC Syndicate Gets Grammy-Nominated Composer

Ubisoft announced yesterday that Austin Wintory, perhaps best known for his work on the PlayStation-exclusive Journey,  is to be the composer for the latest Assassin’s Creed instalment, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate.

There’s an interview with him on UbiBlog that provides insight into how he’s gone about composing the score. By focusing on the main protagonists, Evie and Jacob, as well as the “fascinating, contradictory world of Victorian London”, Wintory’s found inspiration that doesn’t solely draw from the musical styles of the 19th century in an attempt to immerse players in atmosphere. Here’s a short vid to give you an auditory glimpse of Syndicate‘s soundtrack.

The Assassin’s Creed series has featured many outstanding soundtracks and a variety of composers; as the duly deserved recognition of video game soundtracks rises it’s pleasing to see, if you’re a fan like me, the AAA developers and producers starting to and continuing to highlight this area of game development more and more.

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate releases 23rd October. There’s more information available on the missions and events in the game and the carriages that’ll be neighing and clopping around London, too. (Technically it’ll be the horse that’s neighing and clopping but you get the idea.)

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