Music in a video game is what amplifies our emotions. In Halo, it is a few piano notes and Gregorian chants that instantly bring us into a universe that cradled our youth.
If we owe this soundtrack to Martin O’Donnell and Michael Salvatori, we were lucky to have other composers who tried their hand at the exercise for several titles, with Stephen Rippy (Halo Wars), Gordy Haab, Brian Lee White and Brian Trifon (Halo Wars 2), Nathan Lanier (Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn), Neil Davidge (Halo 4) and Kazuma Jinnouchi (Halo 5).
It will not be a homecoming for Halo Infinite, but a new bet because at the moment we have the name of two composers for the soundtrack of the game’s campaign.
Gareth Coker who worked on Ori and the Blind Forest and Ori and the Will of the Wisps (and also expansion packs for Minecraft) as well as Curtis Schweitzer who owed the music for Starbound and Earthlight.
We can now listen to their creations with two music from the game, Set a Fire in Your Heart by Garth Coker and Reverie by Curtis Schweitzer. The sound environment seems to be on the right track.