Halo Infinite Adds A Second Composer

Halo Infinite has added a second composer. Developer 343 Industries confirmed as part of the game’s big showing that Ori and the Blind Forest‘s Gareth Coker has come aboard to co-compose the music for Halo Infinite alongside Curtis Schweitzer.

“We’re huge fans of Gareth, known most recently for his work on the Ori soundtracks,” Halo boss Chris Lee said in a blog post. “Gareth’s work can be heard throughout the campaign including one of my personal favorites we refer to internally as ‘Escharum’s theme.'”

Escharum is the new villain in Halo Infinite–he is the leader of the Banished. According to Microsoft, Escharum will be “one of the most formidable foes the Master Chief has ever faced.”

Music has always been a huge part of the Halo series, from the very beginning with the iconic score that Martin O’Donnell wrote at Bungie. The new score for Halo Infinite, at least going off what was in the eight-minute gameplay demo, appears to be carrying forward this legacy.

Coker and Schweitzer will work alongside Halo Infinite music supervisor Joel Yarger on the project.

Halo Infinite is scheduled for release this holiday as a launch title for the Xbox Series X. The game will also come to the regular Xbox One as well as PC. Launch will be just the beginning for Halo Infinite, as 343 sees it as a platform that will be supported for 10 years.

For more from today’s Xbox event, check out GameSpot’s roundup of all the big news and reveals.

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