KIRKLAND, Wash. - From earthy trip hop to intergalactic warfare, the man composing the music for one of this year's most anticipated video games is on a long, strange voyage. Brit music producer Neil Davidge, best known for his work on several albums by U.K. trip hop legends Massive Attack, has been identified as the musical chops behind the upcoming Xbox 360 game Halo 4.
Fans speculated about Davidge's involvement with Halo 4 when he composed the music for the game's first preview trailer, unveiled last year. Halo 4 developer 343 Industries today confirmed Davidge has composed and overseen the recording of the entire score for the much-anticipated game, releasing this holiday season.
With the Halo franchise being handed off from original creators Bungie Studios to a large team at Microsoft-owned 343 Industries, Davidge takes over the composing reins from Bungie's Martin O'Donnell, whose haunting scores on the previous Halo titles have made him one of the most-recognized names in gaming music.