Ubisoft officially announced today that Austin Wintory, the music composer for such games as Journey and The Banner Saga, is set to compose the score for the next upcoming installment in the Assassin’s Creed franchise, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. In addition, Ubisoft will be released the game’s soundtrack along with Syndicate next month after it launches.
According to a release by Ubisoft, Wintory is looking to capture the prowess and sarcasm for the game’s main characters, Jacob and Evie Frye, along with the drama and excitement that traditionally goes along with the franchise. The score will feature waltzing music for the combat for the game to simulate the dance between a huntress and her prey. The game will also feature solo performances by instrumentalists Sandy Cameron and Tina Guo. Wintory was inspired by the more intimate music of the mid-19th Century, the period of time in which the game takes place.
Speaking on his choice to reference the orchestral music of the era, Wintory stated: “I’ve had a long-held passion for the chamber music of the 19th Century; the intensity one can get from this sort of music is quite distinct from the massive force of an orchestra. You’re right in the face of a handful of brilliant players, each exploding with energy. Yet, because of its intimacy it can also sneak up on you in ways a lumbering orchestra can’t. It’s a dramatically tactile experience which seemed practically tailor-made for a tale of Victoria Era sibling Assassins.”
The score for the game is over three hours long and will be released along with Assassin’s Creed Syndicate at launch on Friday, October 23. Assassin’s Creed Syndicate will be available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The PC version hits on November 19.