In its latest blog update, Ubisoft has just revealed that the composer for its latest Assassin’s Creed title, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, will be none other than Austin Wintory, the man behind the beautiful original soundtrack for Journey. Wintory is among the very few in the industry to have earned themselves a Grammy nomination for their work in a video game, as Journey was nominated for Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media.
A video showcsing some of Wintory’s work for Assassin’s Creed Syndicate can be seen below.
Creating the music for Assassin’s Creed Syndicate wasn’t about imitating historic musical references for Wintory. Instead, he drew inspiration from the game’s primary characters, Jacob and Evie Frye, as well as the city of London itself. He used the personalities and attributes of both characters to derive the tone and direction of the soundtrack.
Ubisoft claims that the end result is a unifying musical theme that permeates Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, adding deeper shades of gray to a morally ambiguous setting and cast of characters. Going by Wintory’s past work, we have absolute faith that the composer will undoubtedly meet the developer’s claim.
— Austin Wintory (@awintory) September 10, 2015
Journey’s music played a huge role in setting the right tone for the game. If Wintory can pull off the same magic for Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, it’ll be a treat for the ears. Here’s hoping the game turns out more polished than last year’s Assassin’s Creed Unity.
Are you a fan of Wintory’s past work? Let us know what you think about the composer lending his talent to Assassin’s Creed Syndicate in the comments below.