Activision publishes Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III Original Soundtrack
The seventy-minute album for the Sledgehammer Games-developed first-person shooter is composed by London-based musician Walter Mair. Mair previously composed the score for Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time, developed by Toys for Bob and published by Activision.
The composer's website offers insights into the recording process:
Walter fused electronic and traditional orchestral instruments, blurring organic and industrial musical styles for an emotional backdrop. Collaborating closely with the London Contemporary Orchestra at Air Studios (London), he experimented with unique sounds like strings played with guitar picks and brass instruments distorted through analog effects. He also worked closely with solo instrumentalists to enhance the score’s emotional depth. To ensure an immersive experience, Walter collaborated with Sledgehammer Games and Spider Farm Productions, creating an adaptive soundtrack that responded to players‘ styles and gameplay pace.The 24-track digital soundtrack is streaming on Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube Music, and Amazon Music Unlimited, recorded at Studio 1 of AIR Studios. Behind-the-scenes video "Composer to Controller: Behind the Music of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III" is streaming on the Sledgehammer Games YouTube channel.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III is currently available for PS4 and PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Series X|S consoles, along with Windows through Steam.
From the product page:
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III is the direct sequel to the record-breaking Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II. Captain Price and Task Force 141 face off against the ultimate threat. The ultranationalist war criminal Vladimir Makarov is extending his grasp across the world causing Task Force 141 to fight like never before.Walter Mair - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III
Apple Music - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III (Original Soundtrack)
YouTube Music - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III (Original Soundtrack)
Reflecting on this past year fills my heart with gratitude🙏 From composing music for incredible films to receiving awards that left me speechless✨Thank you for allowing my music to be a part of your stories. Here’s to another year filled with melodies that touch souls.#HNY2024 pic.twitter.com/9SC5VU88jG— Walter Mair (@walter_mair) January 2, 2024