Medal Of Honor: Above & Beyond Snags Composer Michael Giacchino

Electronic Arts and Oculus revealed that the soundtrack to Medal Of Honor: Above And Beyond will be composed by Michael Giacchino. The addition of the famed Hollywood composer brings together the team of him and Peter Hirschmann, who is currently serving as the game's director. The company went into detail about it for their most recent blog, as well as released a clip of the main theme for the video game, which you can enjoy below. Considering the talent Giacchino is bringing to the table for this particular game, having recently been involved with Jurassic World, Star Trek, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and more, this should be quite the experience when its released.

A look at the art for Medal Of Honor: Above And Beyond, courtesy of Respawn Entertainment.
A look at the art for Medal Of Honor: Above And Beyond, courtesy of Respawn Entertainment.

The goal for Medal of Honor has always been to show as much truth as possible. That's what Michael set out to do twenty years ago when composing the iconic original score, and it was the goal for Above and Beyond as well. But a lot has changed since 1999. Peter and Michael wanted to create something that would feel new, and still be distinctly Medal of Honor. And they had to make it happen in the midst of a pandemic.

"It's always a nervous thing when you come back to something from earlier in your career," said Peter, "you don't want to repeat yourself, but you can't abandon everything that made it so great the first time around." Like the original Medal of Honor, Above and Beyond is set in World War II. But a lot has changed in the last twenty years. "We're all different people than when we made that first game," he said, "this reflects the world we're in now. The themes of fighting against evil and oppression have sadly never been more relevant." Their approach had to marry that changed perspective while still integrating elements of the beloved score from the original. Beyond the existential challenges, today's world presented some serious logistical obstacles as well.

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