Award-winning Joker and Chernobyl composer Hildur Guðnadóttir has written a score for the new video game Battlefield 2042. This is the first video game score Guðnadóttir has created.
Hildur wrote the music with her husband/frequent collaborator Sam Slater. Lakeshore Records is set to release the game's soundtrack digitally, with a vinyl edition from Lakeshore and Invada.
Battlefield 2042 is the latest installment in the long-running Battlefield first-person shooter franchise. The game drops players into a near-future war experience, allowing matches for up to 128 players with several different combat experiences.
“We are thrilled to be writing our first video game score for Battlefield 2042, and teaming with Electronic Arts,” Hildur and Slater said in a statement. “It was such a deeply creative experience to dive into this world and create a truly unique and disruptive musical environment for the game.”
“From the very beginning, Hildur and Sam set out to craft a score like no other, in which music and sound design meld to create an extraordinary soundscape experience,” said Steve Schnur, president of music for Electronic Arts. “I can say unequivocally that the original score for Battlefield 2042 is the most significant cinematic achievement in the franchise and an absolute game changer for the medium.”
Hildur Guðnadóttir has come into prominence in the composing world after her Joker score won the Grammy for Best Score Soundtrack this past February and the Oscar for Best Original Score last year. Her music for Chernobyl also led to her winning the Nordic Music Prize in March 2020.
Battlefield 2042 is due out October 22 for PC/PS5/Xbox.
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