Unreal Tournament composers willing, invited to join reboot project

Sunday, 11 May 2014 23:01 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Unreal Tournament’s original composers have indicated their willingness to come back on board the lauded arena shooter, and Epic sounds more than happy to have them back.

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Michiel van den Bos was one of the two main composers on the original Unreal Tournament. In a thread on the Unreal forums, he introduced himself and suggested joining in the recently announced crowdsourced Unreal Tournament reboot.

“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,” he wrote.

Colleague Alexander Brandon chimed in to confirm the post is “not a hoax”.

The thread was greeted with joy by fans, who wrote glowing reports of their memories of UT’s soundtrack.

Senior programmer Steven Polge replied, apparently in full agreement.

“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,” he wrote.

Thanks, Polygon.

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