PlanetSide2 is an exciting massively multiplayer online first-person shooter by Sony Entertainment that is now available on PC. Composer Jeff Broadbent put together the powerful score for the game and talks about his experiences. Read on to learn more!
From the Press Release
Multimedia composer Jeff Broadbent has created the powerful original score for the groundbreaking new Massively Multiplayer Online First-Person Shooter (MMOFPS) PlanetSide®2 developed by Sony Online Entertainment, LLC. In addition to video games, Broadbent’s music features on prime-time television networks such as CBS, MSNBC, Discovery Channel, National Geographic and VH1.
Hailed by PC Gamer magazine as “The most ambitious shooter ever” and recipient of numerous 2012 Game of the Year awards, PlanetSide 2 is a free-to-play game where players battle in massive environments alongside and against thousands of players engaging in intense air and ground combat that spans the alien planet of Auraxis. In PlanetSide 2, players choose enlist in one of three unique Empires, each having their own distinct sonic approach. The imperialistic Terran Republic features authoritarian orchestra and choir, recorded by the Northwest Sinfonia. The rebellious New Conglomerate is represented by a unique fusion of blues, rock, and modern percussion. The alien-aligned Vanu Sovereignty showcases an eclectic blend of cutting-edge electronics, ethnic wind instruments, and haunting exotic vocals.
Jeff Broadbent commented: “Composing the score for PlanetSide 2 was a great experience. The game is a landmark in first-person-shooters, and the opportunity to craft unique soundtracks for each of the three Empires was extremely rewarding.”
Broadbent continued: “For the Terran Republic, noble brass, soaring strings, massive percussion, and choir highlights propelled the action. Recorded by the Northwest Sinfonia, their score is a massive, mighty tribute to the military power of this faction. The blues-rock of the New Conglomerate infused a grass-roots vibe to this rebellious faction, while the blending of modern percussion gave a technological edge to their sound. The pulsing synths, evolving electronics, spiritual wind instruments and vocals of the Vanu Sovereignty conceived a sound that is both progressive and timeless, a symbol of their vision for the future and reliance upon ancient technology.”
About Jeff Broadbent
Jeff Broadbent is a Hollywood Music in Media Award nominated artist whose passion for music and sound has found expression with blockbuster games such as PlanetSide 2, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, and I Am Alive; game developers such as Sony Online Entertainment, Ubisoft, and High Moon Studios; game publishers such as Activision and THQ; work for trailer music libraries; music on prime-time television for networks including CBS, MSNBC, the Discovery Channel, National Geographic, VH1, and more. His classical training with the orchestra (Master’s in Composition) and film scoring (UCLA program), combined with technical expertise and cutting-edge technology, allow him to compose with cinematic quality for a variety of diverse projects.
About PlanetSide 2
PlanetSide 2 takes all the groundbreaking features from the original game – massive multiplayer battles, distinct empires to rally around, and enormous continents where intense ground and air combat unfold – and adds features that modern gamers have come to expect of the FPS and MMO genres. PlanetSide 2 offers a truly competitive and visceral first-person shooter experience with massive warfare, massive customization and massive community. PlanetSide 2 ESRB Rating: TEEN with Violence. PlanetSide® is a registered trademark of Sony Online Entertainment LLC.
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