Wilbert Roget II composes for Call of Duty: World War II
As announced in a recent Forbes interview, composer Wilbert Roget II, known for his work on Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, will be composing for Call of Duty: World War II. The interview came with some track previews (embedded below), and some insight into Roget’s composing process.
“Call of Duty: World War II was a unique challenge in that while we went back to the series’ roots in the World War II setting, the pacing and presentation has a modern feel,” says Roget in the interview. “For every element of the score, we had to consider where we fell on the dichotomy between ‘contemporary orchestral score’ and ‘period score.’ So I needed to establish a music direction that conveyed the setting respectfully, while also having the dark grit of a modern score so that our setting would be as relatable as possible.”
This has been a busy year for Roget, who also composed some of the music to Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire; the expansion was released in September, but the music will be released later this month. Call of Duty: World War II marks the series’ first return in a while to more historical settings, giving Roget some historical material to work with in his composition.
The soundtrack will be released alongside the game on November 3, although there is no word yet on the pricing or specific storefronts.
Posted on October 20, 2017 by Emily McMillan. Last modified on October 20, 2017.