Drive Composer Says That He’s Working On Far Cry 4

The Drive soundtrack is one of the best in recent years, and composer Cliff Martinez has dropped a hint at the next Far Cry game in a recent interview with Lost in the Multiplex, saying he’s “working on a video game called Far Cry 4″.

Since it spread, the short comment has been removed, with the statement being changed to:

Yeah, there’s a secret mission that I’m not completely on yet and it looks like I’ll also be doing a Soderbergh TV series called THE KNICK. So yeah, I’m popular all this week. After like seven months of unemployment, I’m making a comeback!

A Drive-esque score makes it sound as though the game could develop on the features of the futuristic 80s spin-off Blood Dragon, rather than the modern day setting of Far Cry 3, which is always a good thing – a blend of both could create a genuinely fun experience.

Polygon are also reporting that Ubisoft had previously said “we’re clearly going to make another one” and why wouldn’t they, after the success of the third instalment? And with the creative director of Blood Dragon having an idea for a sequel in mind, it seems as though all of the pieces are fitting together in the best of ways.

Source: Polygon



  1. Drive’s score was average.

    The soundtrack on the other hand… Fantastic. That combined with the cinematography turned a very good movie into a modern pulp classic.

    • I loved the whole soundtrack, including the tone-setting original score.

      • In fairness, most original scores for movies are decent tone setters though. The great ones manage to not only set the tone, but when heard away from the video, still tell the story of the film. Drive’s score can’t do that unfortunately.

        It never rose above what was expected of it- all the high aural points came from the licensed soundtrack. It wasn’t a bad score in my book, but it wasn’t a great one either.

        Still… Opinions, I guess.

    • Try this instead:

      It’s the score that was previously made for Drive but got refused. It’s better than the one they used in the end. It’s by the producer of Chromatics & Desire who feature on the soundtrack.

  2. Was Drive that awful film with Ryan Gosling? The only thing I liked from it was the Kissy Sell Out remix.

    Anyway, I’d love a Far Cry 4, but I’d prefer it to be modern day rather than Blood Dragon-esque. Something set in the Australian Outback or South American rainforests perhaps?

    • I watched the movie after getting hooked on Hotline Miami. It was a weird experience. The movie is extremely weird and almost boring with no real dialogue but somehow I like it.
      Loved the music, though!

  3. One of my favourite movies and one of my favourite soundtracks. He also did the soundtrack for Contagion and that was great too.

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