When it comes to the Gears of War franchise, Microsoft is looking only for the best, so it is only normal for the publisher to make big investments for their latest installment, Gears of War 4.
Along with a new main character, a new storyline, and multiple gameplay improvements, the studio behind Gears of War 4 hired Ramin Djawadi to take care of the game’s OST.
If you are not familiar with this name that’s OK, although you will probably feel ashamed because you most likely listened to some of his songs recently.
Ramin Djawadi is a German composer born on July 19, 1974 in Duisburg. He composed over 100 soundtracks and scores for movies, TV series, and obviously video games.
If you are a Medal of Honor fan, then you should know that the soundtracks for both Medal of Honor (2010) and Medal of Honor: Warfighter (2012) were composed by Ramin Djawadi. Furthermore, he also composed the soundtrack for Shift 2: Unleashed.
Assuming you are not a MoH fan, how about Game of Thrones?
Ramin Djawadi composed the scores for over 60 Game of Thrones episodes including The Rains of Castamere, and more recently The Winds of Winter and Battle of the Bastards.
You can hear Ramin Djawadi’s songs in movies such as Warcraft: The Beginning, Iron Man, Pacific Rim, Blade: Trinity and many more.
The scores of 8 episodes in the upcoming TV series Westworld, are also signed by Ramin Djawadi.
When asked about the Gears of War 4 soundtrack, Ramin Djawadi told Associated Press:
“Obviously, I wanted to make it very different from Game of Thrones.
Whenever I approach a new project, I want to make sure I’m setting up a new sound – even through we’re still using a lot of orchestra and percussion. … There are some really nice scenes that are probably unexpected for Gears, where we’re really pushing the emotional undertones with strings”.
Gears of War 4 releases worldwide October 11, 2016 for Xbox One and PC. Microsoft Studios and The Coalition already revealed the system requirements for the PC version of the game, as well as the GoW 4 pre-order bonuses.