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Assassin’s Creed Syndicate’s music is from Grammy-nominated Journey composer

by Eric Frederiksen | September 14, 2015September 14, 2015 2:30 pm PDT

While for many fans Jesper Kyd will always be the favorite composer on the Assassin’s Creed series, we have something different to look forward to with Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. The man behind the music this time is Austin Wintory.

Wintory is probably best known for his work on thatgamecompany’s Journey, but he has a passion for exactly the type of music that we’ll see in Syndicate.

“I’ve had a long-held passion for the chamber music of the 19th Century,” Wintory said. “The intensity one can get from this sort of music is quite distinct from the massive force of an orchestra.”

The score won’t be a period score, though – that is, made using the instruments and styles of the time. It’s inspired by music of the time, and some of the folk tunes and hymns work their way thematically into the score, but they won’t be trapped by them.

Wintory is one of the best known names in game music right now, and his contribution is sure to give us something to listen to when clambering and zip-lining about Victorian London.

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate releases Oct. 23 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Nov. 19 for PC.

Eric Frederiksen

Eric Frederiksen has been a gamer since someone made the mistake of letting him play their Nintendo many years ago, pushing him to beg for his own,...

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