The Last of Us scored by Gustavo Santaolalla
posted on 12.12.11 at 08:00 PM EST by (@salromano)
2-time Academy Award winner for Best Score.

Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us is scored by Oscar-winning composer Gustavo Santaolalla, Naughty Dog revealed during a presentation today at the studio’s Santa Monica headquarters.

“He’s awesome,” said The Last of Us creative director and writer Neil Druckmann. “He picks and chooses what he works on; he could work on all these big movies. We brought him in here, showed him the game, walked him through the whole story and what we’re trying to do, and he said ‘I want to be a part of this’.”

The Argentine composer’s work on Brokeback Mountain (2005) and Babel (2006) earned him two Academy Awards for Best Score.

“With this music we’re trying to get emotion. We’re not going for horror,” Druckmann explained.

“There’s going to be horrific things happening in this game, but that’s not the focus of it. The monsters aren’t the focus of it, it’s the relationship between Joel and Ellie.”

For a sneak listen at Santaolalla’s work in The Last of Us, watch the debut trailer.

Thanks, Eurogamer.

  • hush404

    “There’s going to be horrific things happening in this game, but that’s not the focus of it. The monsters aren’t the focus of it, it’s the relationship between Joel and Ellie.” – That makes me absolutely happy.

    • http://www.gamesreflexoes.blogspot.com mateuspradosousa

      @hush404: awesome news

  • Kurai Warrior

    Naughty Dog, you guys are now my favorite game developers. Hands down. One thing that I feel is missing in a lot of games is a good story, I’m glad they remember that story is important too.

  • http://www.youtube.com/tezchi TezChi

    Everything I read about this game makes me want it more and more, and its only early days yet. Really does look like it might be something special.