Former Red Hot Chili Peppers Drummer Scores Far Cry 4 Soundtrack

by Mike Futter on Nov 03, 2014 at 01:13 PM

Ubisoft has announced a collaboration with Cliff Martinez, former drummer for The Red Hot Chili Peppers. The musician, who has worked in film, television, and games is handling the score for Far Cry 4.

Martinez’s first film work was Steven Soderburgh’s Sex, Lies, and Videotape in 1989. Since then, he was worked with Soderburgh a number of times, including on the films Traffic and Contagion. Martinez also composed the score for Drive.

Far Cry 4 won’t be Martinez’s first outing in games. His compositions are featured on the soundtrack to Maxis’ Spore. This will be Martinez’ first full-game score, though.

The soundtrack will be available on November 4 digitally, as a 2-CD release on December 2, and as a limited edition 3-LP set in January 2015. Far Cry 4 will be out on November 18 for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC.


Our Take
As a fan of The Red Hot Chili Peppers and the films Traffic and Drive, this has piqued my interest. This is a good get for Ubisoft, but it also significantly raises expectations for this aspect of the presentation. As a reminder, not every high profile collaboration ends up quite as we expect.