Elite: Dangerous

Following what’s been described by Frontier Developments as a lengthy selection process, Elite: Dangerous now has a composer. That composer is Erasmus Talbot.

Part of the selection process involved scoring a cinematic video showing a battle between two capital ships, as well as a dogfight between two small squadrons of fighters. That video – with Talbot’s music in place – can be viewed below. It’s easily worth a watch even if you’re not desperately into sweeping battle music, though, as it shows off a cinematic interpretation of what battles will hopefully be like in the finished version.

Y’see, the video was apparently helpful in ways other than choosing a composer as its creation necessitated the artists developing things like ship materials, GUI layout, and special effects. This week’s focusing on the music, though; the other ways in which the video assisted will be talked about in David Braben’s next dev diary, due in a few weeks.

You can read up on what the team were looking for in a composer (and what Talbot’s thought process was when developing this piece of music) on the Kickstarter updates page here, and you can take a look at the full video below. Elite: Dangerous is due out in early 2014.

Tim McDonald
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he's willing to admit. He's written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion - in all its various incarnations - for over a decade. When not writing about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He's also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man's only professional games journalist.

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