Composer announced for Elite: Dangerous

13 September 2013.  Cambridge, UK.  Frontier Developments plc (AIM: FDEV), a leading independent game development studio, today announced that independent composer Erasmus Talbot is scoring the music  to the space epic Elite: Dangerous.

After an extensive selection process Erasmus Talbot - a British born composer and sound designer based in Sweden - was chosen to compose the music for Elite: Dangerous. 

His winning music pitch, based on a set piece in-game battle scene that was created specifically for the composer selection process, is released today http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VE8B4KptyVI. More detail regarding the audio for Elite: Dangerous will be revealed at a later date

Jim Croft, Frontier’s Head of Audio, said,  “We’re very excited to have Erasmus and his team on board and believe that together we can realise an inspiring and truly memorable musical soundscape for Elite: Dangerous."

Erasmus Talbot added, Working on Elite:  Dangerous is simply a dream come true. As a composer there could be nothing more exciting and fun than writing sweeping themes, vast exploration music and energetic battle cues for an epic sci-fi game. And while it will be fun to study and reference my favourite scores, I feel the drive that is simply part of Elite’s legacy to defy convention, push the boundaries and try something new.”

About Frontier Developments plc.  Frontier Developments plc, listed on the AIM stock market (ticker: FDEV), is a leading independent game developer founded in 1994 by David Braben, co-author of the seminal ‘Elite’ game.  Based in Cambridge, UK and Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, Frontier uses its proprietary ‘Cobra’ game development technology to create innovative games across videogame consoles, computers, smartphones and tablets.  On 4th January 2013 Frontier raised £1.7 million via Kickstarter, the crowd funding website, and its own site to develop Elite: Dangerous.  The studio is also working on a number of other titles, including ‘Zoo Tycoon’ for Microsoft’s new Xbox One console. 

 


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