Dallas, TX (May 18, 2016)—When players of Gearbox Software’s Battleborn hero shooter game jump into the chaos, they still have Stephen Arnold Music’s “Player Select Theme” ringing in their ears.
“This is the music that gamers hear right before play begins, so the music had to have energy and drama, going over the top while not taking itself too seriously,” says Whitney Arnold, VP/music services for Stephen Arnold Music.
Gearbox Software’s experience with titles includes Borderlands, which has sold over 26 million copies to date, as well as the Duke Nukem and Homeworld franchises. The developer specified an attention-grabbing, catchy and distinctive theme for its montage of character introductions. Dallas-based Stephen Arnold Music’s approach to sonic branding and original music has been central to the identity of such clients as AXS TV, CNN, ESPN, FOX, HBO, Nvidia, Starz, UPS, Weather Channel and many more.
“Stephen Arnold Music’s wealth of experience in the sonic branding world made them a perfect match for this component of Battleborn,” says Mark Petty, audio director for Gearbox Software. “Their theme was key to fulfilling Gearbox’s vision for an immersive, intense environment.”
Battleborn is published by 2K Games and is available for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC platforms.
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