Call of Duty Mobile composer Walter Mair shares insight on his approach to the main theme
Stick on some good headphones and give it a listen
Call of Duty Mobile composer Walter Mair has shared his thoughts on what it was like to work on CoD mobile alongside what he was trying to achieve with the main theme of the game. I sometimes feel like it's easy to forget music can still be an integral part of mobile gaming, especially as not every person has the volume up or their headphones plugged in when gaming on the go.
Walter Mair himself is no stranger to video game scores, having worked on the likes of various GTAs and Sony's Killzone series in the past. Outside of gaming, he's also worked on Netflix's Formula 1: Drive to Survive and the music for the 2015 documentary about Cristiano Ronaldo.
Working on this specific project he said: “It was a truly rewarding experience scoring the music for Call of Duty: Mobile. Such an iconic and groundbreaking title demanded an original, thematic and hybrid approach to reflect its cinematic and immersive gameplay as well as representing the entire legacy of the franchise, including the Modern Warfare and Black Ops universes”.
I definitely feel like there are shades of both series' that he mentions in the main theme of the game and it's an excellent piece of music. Outside of the game itself, you can listen to the main theme in much higher quality than most of the YouTube videos knocking around over on his Soundcloud page.
He also compared the composition of the main theme to that of the upcoming Zombies track. He said: “The main theme is heroic and epic in scope, recorded with live instrumentation including solo cello and blended with experimental modular synth sounds. By contrast, the zombies' theme combines dark and outer-worldly sounds created by extended playing techniques to produce a unique sinister vibe.”
I've always enjoyed the various themes for the Zombie modes, since their inception, so Mair's description of his track makes me more excited for the Zombie mode to be added than I already was.Check out our news section to discover the latest, and greatest, games.