BAFTA Winner Scores Open-World First-Person Action Adventure Set in the Stone Age
February 2, 2016 – Raleigh, NC – Today, two-time BAFTA winning composer Jason Graves was announced as the composer of the original game soundtrack for the next exciting chapter in the award-winning Far Cry franchise, Far Cry Primal. Graves is renowned for his textural concept scores and cinematic orchestration on AAA titles such as Until Dawn, The Order: 1886, Evolve, Tomb Raider and Dead Space.
As a classically-trained composer and world percussionist, Graves created an entirely live organic score for Far Cry Primal, blending a diverse array of sounds from the natural environment and incorporating many animal effects into the score. The evocative soundtrack features a unique set of textures representing each of the tribes that players will encounter, including a ram’s horn and solo flute (Wenja); Aztec death whistles, female vocals, ritualistic percussion (Izilia); raw sounds from Far Cry’s Stone Age natural environment including bushes, bones, antlers, clay pots, wooden artifacts and male vocals (Udam). Crafted together the sounds bring the rich and primal gameplay alive to players challenged to survive in a hostile environment and rise to become the apex predator.
“Jason manages to convey the beauty and the roughness of the land of Oros with his music,” said Jerome Angelot, Music Designer – Ubisoft Montreal Studio. “Far Cry Primal’s score is a fresh mix of savant sound design, epic percussions and attention to detail. It will surprise the players; each time I hear the screams and the chants in the Izila tracks, I get chills.”
The Far Cry Primal original game soundtrack, digital edition, is available for pre-orders today. The soundtrack will be available worldwide when the game launches on February 23.
Starting today, fans that pre-order the soundtrack will get 1 track from the album every Friday in the three weeks leading up to the release.
The first track of Far Cry Primal “The Heart of Oros” is available now on YouTube:
The award-winning franchise that stormed the tropics and climbed the Himalayas now brings its innovative open world sandbox gameplay to a time when humans were not at the top of the food chain, but were fighting to climb it, bringing together massive beasts, breathtaking environments, and unpredictable savage encounters, in Far Cry Primal.
Far Cry Primal releases February 23, 2016 for PC, Xbox One and PS4.