Paul McCartney Composing Score for Bungie's Upcoming Video Game DESTINY
According to The New York Times, Paul McCartney's been hard at work while bringing his 'Out There' tour from coast to coast. The former Beatle has been a long-time collaborator on Bungie and Activision's latest sci-fi video game, the highly-anticipated DESTINY, hitting shelves on September 9.
McCartney has been collaborating with Halo composer Marty O'Donnell and Mike Salvatori since 2010. He plans to release the game's theme song this fall, presumably alongside the game's release.
The DESTINY beta launched in mid-July - with its score one of the most-touted features.
Per The Times: "Mr. McCartney's involvement with the project began in 2010, when Mr. O'Donnell, already at work on the Destiny music, suggested that the former Beatle might be interested in the challenge of writing orchestral music for an interactive game - that is, musical sequences that would change depending on the game players' actions and interactions. It was not a huge stretch: Mr. McCartney has written four full-length orchestral scores, and several shorter classical pieces, since 1990, and has produced several albums of electronica under the name Fireman."
In DESTINY, Players are cast as Guardians of the last city on Earth, who will traverse the ancient ruins of our solar system from the red dunes of Mars to the lush jungles of Venus. Able to wield incredible power, gamers must battle humanity's enemies and reclaim all that was lost during the collapse of mankind's Golden Age. In a story-driven universe, Destiny's saga unfolds through grand tales and epic adventures by immersing players in a bold new universe filled with cooperative, competitive, public, and social activities, all seamlessly connected. Destiny is not yet rated by the ESRB.
2014 got off to an incredible start for Paul as he set a personal career best by winning an incredible five GRAMMY Awards in one night. In the UK he was honored by music bible NME with a special one off award, the 'Songwriter's Songwriter Award' chosen for this unique accolade by his fellow peers.