Game Tech Now Good Enough For Hans Zimmer

Composer Hans Zimmer has standards. He likes things big. Just look at the movies he has scored: Gladiator, The Last Samurai and The Da Vinci Code. Big films! So how and why did he make the leap to games?

"This is the first time I even stuck my toe into these waters," Zimmer tells USA Today. "Partly because my friend Harry Gregson-Williams (Metal Gear Solid 4, The Taking of Pelham 123) had done the previous one and he had a lot of fun on it and partly meeting the guys and partly it's a really interesting place to go at the moment."

But it was more than that — the graphics helped sell Zimmer. "Plus I think the technology has gotten good enough that things can move a little better. You have to realise I like doing big movies that appear on a big screen," he adds. "So the visuals and the audio have to be of a certain quality before I start to get excited about the thing."

Interview: 'Modern Warfare 2' composer Hans Zimmer [USA TODAY]


    Thank god, I can finally rest.

    Great, so Mr Zimmer comes to games, bringing with him his grab bag of cliched, recycled and occasionally plagiarised (see the case involving Gustav Holst's estate suing him for ripping off "Mars") pieces of music that are ultimately ghost-written by his underlings, for horrendously large sums of money, generally scoring large, brainless franchises with little to no originality.

    I totally can't wait for him to wreck games.

    Gladiator is probably my all time favourite film score, probably as much for Lisa Gerard as for Zimmer. That said, this is enough to get me to try MW2... even though I kinda lost interest in the first one. :s

    pfft doesn't he know video games are childrens toys?


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