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Behind The Score – When Killzone 2 Took Over Abbey Road

Submitted by on Thursday, 16 July 20096 Comments

K2BTSIn November 2008 Joris de Man took Killzone 2 to Abbey Road.

He asked independent producers Open Book to document his experience and in the film Joris tells us how he has made the music for Killzone over the years.

Learn where in the world the Helghast March was born, the somewhat unusual instruments used in the Killzone 2 score and the amazing talent behind it all.

Don’t think that the lengthy history of the famed Abbey Road Studio is lost on Joris or the team behind the recording process; in fact it was a source of inspiration and drive for everyone involved.

Prepare yourself for the rather lengthy ‘Behind The Score’ feature video; you may gain an entirely new appreciation not only for the musical score of Killzone 2, but in videogames in general.

Here’s a challenge for you audiophiles out there:  before watching the video, can you recognize which Killzone game used MIDI sequencing and which one used a live orchestra for the score?  Here’s a fun fact, only one of them used both.