The Paul McCartney Project

Paul McCartney announces his collaboration to the “Destiny” video game

Saturday, July 7, 2012 • Posted in “A day in the life

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On Twitter, Paul McCartney officially announced that he was working on writing music with video game studio, Bungie.

I’m really excited to be working on writing music with @bungie, the studio that made Halo.

Paul McCartney

The collaboration with Martin O’Donnell and Michael Salvatori started in 2011 (the very first meeting between Paul and O’Donnell was held in April 2011). In January 2012, McCartney confirmed to German-magazine Zeit that he was creating music for a video game, without mentioning the project:

Actually, I’m currently working on music for a computer game. That is the song that I’m currently struggling with. I was asked if I could imagine something like that and found it exciting. It’s also a fascinating market. A new computer game sells much better these days than a new CD. And you reach a completely different target group. This is probably the first time many young people will hear my music while watching a video game. And maybe it’s as inspiring for them as jazz is for me.

Paul McCartney, interview for Zeit magazine, January 26, 2012

One would have to wait till September 2014 to hear the result of this collaboration, with the release of the video game “Destiny“. But the video game (and the released soundtrack) didn’t contain the complete work done by McDonnell, Salvatori and McCartney – the “Music Of The Spheres“, an eight-part musical companion piece to “Destiny“, wouldn’t be released till 2018!

Hope For The Future“, a song written by Paul McCartney and featured in the end credits of the game, was released digitally in December 2014, and on vinyl in January 2015.

From Twitter – “I’m really excited to be working on writing music with @bungie, the studio that made Halo.” – Paul

Last updated on November 30, 2020


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