Jason Graves and Austin Wintory feature on The Order: 1886

There has been much speculation about who will be composing The Order: 1886, set for release on February 20 next exclusively for PlayStation 4. It has now been confirmed that horror maestro Jason Graves (Tomb Raider, Dead Space) will be lead composer for the game. The Order: 1886 is the third new IP that Graves has recently scored, following Murdered: Soul Suspect and Evolve.

For The Order: 1886, Jason Graves has interestingly stayed away from high pitched instruments or tenor in vocals, even excluding violin sections and light woodwind instruments in order to give the game a moody and grim sound. Below is a short introduction video for his work on the game, detailing the approach he took, and why.

The first composition created for The Order: 1886, “The Knights’ Theme”, was in fact a collaboration between Graves and Austin Wintory. This was “the spark that kindled the sound that would define our world” and set a precedent for the rest of Graves’ score. The complete score is over two hours long, spanning three years of music production.

The Order: 1886 is set for release on February 20 exclusively for PlayStation 4. A digital copy of the soundtrack will be included with both the Premium and Collector’s Editions of the game.

Posted on December 2, 2014 by Chris Greening. Last modified on December 2, 2014.

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