Composer and cellist Hildur Guðnadóttir is composing the music for the video game Battlefield 2042, RÚV reports. Hildur, who won both an Oscar and a Grammy for her score for the film Joker, is writing the soundtrack in collaboration with her husband, the English composer and sound artist Sam Slater. This is the first time she’s composed for a video game.
Battlefield 2042 is a massively multiplayer first-person shooter game and the seventeenth installment in Swedish developer Dice’s popular Battlefield series. It is published by Electronic Arts.
“We are thrilled to be writing our first video game score for Battlefield 2042 and teaming with Electronic Arts,” Hildur and Sam wrote in a prepared 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.”
Battlefield 2042 comes out on October 22 on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox. The game score will be released on the same day on both vinyl and via leading streaming services.