Microsoft has signed a contract with songwriter and producer Neil Davidge to compose the score for upcoming shooter Halo 4.
Davidge (pictured) has written music for various movies including Clash of the Titans, Push and Trouble the Water – the latter of which received an Oscar nomination for its film score.
He joined Bristol band Massive attack in 1995, of which their third album – Mezzanine – received a Mercury Award.
Halo 4 will be released around Christmas time, Microsoft said. The score was composed earlier this year at Abbey Road.
The score to the first three main Halo games was composed by Marty O’Donnell.
Davidge said he is “a passionate Halo fan”.
“Music has always been at the heart of what makes Halo so captivating and iconic. With Halo 4, we want to build upon the franchise’s amazing legacy and create a score that captures the awe and wonder of the Halo universe, and reinforces the deeper and more emotionally impactful journey Master Chief will embark on,” he said.