Journey composer Austin Wintory scored Assassin’s Creed Syndicate

More than three hours of music

Since his work on flOw, Austin Wintory has been fairly well-known in the indie game scene. He has since provided the soundtrack for Journey, The Banner Saga, Monaco, and other small titles. All those years of creating unique music have Wintory hitting the big time; earlier this year he contributed to The Order: 1886 and today he has an even bigger credit: composer for Assassin’s Creed Syndicate.

Wintory cites 19th century chamber music as his inspiration for Syndicate‘s score. He opted for that over a large ensemble for its intimacy, saying it can “sneak up on you in ways a lumbering orchestra can’t.” It sounds fitting for a game about skulking around in the shadows and stabbing people in their necks.

Darren Nakamura
Darren is a scientist during the day. He has been a Destructoid community member since 2006, joining the front page as a contributor in 2011. While he enjoys shooters, RPGs, platformers, strategy, and rhythm games, he takes particular interest in independent games. He produced the Zero Cool Podcast for about four years, and he plays board games quite a bit when he can find willing companions.