Private Division have revealed the main theme for tactical sci-fi shooter Disintegration, and revealed a bit about how composer Jon Everist wrote it.
As stated in the press release (via Games Press), the game features a world where mankind is on the brink of extinction. Through “Integration”, human brains are placed into robotic suits to survive. Now the Rayonne have arisen, driven mad by the process and forcing Integration on humans to be superior.
Award-winning composer Jon Everist (BattleTech, Shadowrun: Hong Kong) wrote the game’s main theme, and the video shows a small peak of the Budapest Scoring Orchestra playing the theme.
The games Audio Lead, Jack Menhorn, explained the creative process further, and what it was like working with Evertist.
“When we started working with Jon, the main theme was the first piece we tackled as it would set the tone and character of the rest of Disintegration‘s music. There was so much to get right with this piece: the ‘earworm’ melody that people would remember, the struggle and eventual heroic victory of our characters, as well as the general vibe of the game we were still figuring out ourselves. Jon has nailed each of these criteria masterfully and went on to do the same with all of the music in the game.”
Everist explains how he “wanted to capture both the fragility and hopefulness of the human spirit.”
“The solo piano motif propels the piece to a crescendo with the rest of the orchestra where our heroic theme is revealed, representing the power and ingenuity of humanity coming together for a common good. This is the theme of the resistance.”
Menhorn concludes with why he loved the final theme
“What I love the most about the main theme, is the story it tells within itself; from a humble, forlorn melody that builds into a tense, dangerous mood of conflict and then rises above to a commanding statement of the main melody. The piece continues with its own ups and downs, returning to the melodies with different states of conflict and hope. This excellently mirrors the narrative and is a testament to how masterfully the music gels with what we the team at V1 Interactive have cooked up.”
You can find the main theme below.
You can find the full rundown (via Steam) below.
From V1 Interactive, the new 30-person independent development studio founded by Marcus Lehto, the co-creator of Halo, comes Disintegration, a sci-fi first-person shooter combining FPS and real time strategy elements. Set in the near future on Earth, the only hope for human survival is through Integration, a process developed to preserve human brains in robotic armatures. You play as Romer Shoal, a former Gravcycle pilot in command of a small resistance force still grasping onto the fading memories of their human selves. With the domineering Rayonne forces set on eliminating the final remnants of human society, it’s up to Romer and his crew of Outlaws to fight back and reboot humanity. Pilot a variety of weaponized Gravcycles and command your crew on the ground by leveraging a variety of unique unit abilities and mastery of your own personal arsenal to dominate the battle.
In addition to the thrilling single-player campaign, Disintegration features frenetic PvP multiplayer where pilots and their crews compete in three exciting game modes across a variety of maps.
• Tactical Gravcycle combat:
Pilot a heavily armed Gravcycle featuring a variety of firepower, maneuverability, and abilities. Also command your crew on the ground, directing them to attack targets, pick up items, and use their unique abilities to turn the tide in battle.
• Riveting single-player campaign:
From Marcus Lehto, the co-creator of Halo and creative director of Halo: Reach, comes an all-new sci-fi saga. Play as Romer Shoal and confront the Rayonne, a rising global army set on eliminating what remains of humanity.
• Frenetic multiplayer action:
Battle across a variety of maps in three intense, team-based 5v5 multiplayer modes. Choose your favorite Gravcycle and lead your crew alongside your teammates, competing against opposing pilots to win objective-based matches.
• Customize your crews:
Each multiplayer crew has their own individual look and personality, along with different skillsets and playstyles. Master your favorite crew and customize your experience with a variety of skins, banners, badges, and emotes.
Disintegration launches June 16th on Windows PC (via Steam), PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.