Unreal Tournament fans, get ready for amazing news. The original composers of Unreal and Unreal Tournament will return to Epic’s upcoming remake. Michiel van den Bos has posted a new thread on Epic’s forum, expressing his desire to return and compose the music for this new UT title. And as you may have guessed, the development team is more than happy to have both Michiel and Alexander involved in this project.
As Michiel wrote two days ago on Epic’s forum:
“My name is Michiel van den Bos and one of the two main composers for the original Unreal and Unreal Tournament. It’s been a while and my memory’s a bit foggy, but my music has been featured in classic maps like Curse][, Codex, Facing Worlds, Tempest and many others. I’ve been composing for games ever since, including the universally praised soundtrack for Age of Wonders 3.
I’m writing here because I was getting messages and e-mails telling me I should, due to the announcement of the new UT.
I was wondering if there is any interest in me getting involved and I’m sure I can get Alex to join in too.“
Steven Polge, one of Unreal Engine’s developer, replied to Michiel’s request and confirmed that they’d be more than happy to have both him and Alex involved.
“Of course we would be thrilled to have you and Alex involved in this project! The music you guys made always invokes tremendous nostalgia for me – I’m always instantly transported back to playing UT.”
Alexander Brandon and Michiel Van der Boss were responsible for the music of both the first Unreal and the first Unreal Tournament.
Michiel expressed his desire to revisit some of his older tunes that were featured in Unreal Tournament, though he will compose new ones if Epic decides to let him – and Alex – score the game’s soundtrack.
Enjoy and stay tuned for more!