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Gareth Coker working on Ark: Survival Evolved soundtrack

ARK: Survival Evolved
ARK: Survival Evolved

Ark: Survival Evolved will launch worldwide on 29 August, 2017. Sumthing Else Music Works and Studio Wildcard are working on an orchestral soundtrack for the dino survival title. The music is being composed by Gareth Coker of Ori fame.

Sumthing Else Music Works and Studio Wildcard are working on an orchestral soundtrack for ARK: Survival Evolved. Composed by Gareth Coker (Minecraft, Ori and the Blind Forest), the official soundtrack album will be released on 29 August via digital and streaming outlets worldwide. 

"Gareth's mind-blowing sense of melody and uncanny expertise at reinforcing specific themes and emotions through his music helped shape the identity of Ark: Survival Evolved from the very beginning," said Jesse Rapczak, Co-Founder and Co-Creative Director of Studio Wildcard.

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"Starting with that iconic main theme written for our first announcement trailer, Gareth continued to deliver a huge and varied score that brought to life every part of the game, be it the beach, the mountains, the jungles, the desert, the caves, the epic boss battles and even the out-of-this-world science-fiction climax of Ark's End Game. The score was so good, that we had no choice but to send Gareth to Abbey Road to record the entire thing with the 93-piece Philharmonia Orchestra."

Coker's universally acclaimed soundtrack for Ori and the Blind Forest was honoured with several prestigious awards, including the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences award for Outstanding Music Composition and SXSW Gaming Award for Excellence in Musical Score. His success in the field led to him being awarded recognition as an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM) for his significant contribution to the music profession.

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For his collaboration with Studio Wildcard on Ark: Survival Evolved, Gareth Coker explains, "The scope and size of the score of Ark: Survival Evolved, whilst intimidating, has pushed me to write in ways I didn't know I was capable of. And to cap it all off, with a gargantuan 3-day recording session in London with the amazing Philharmonia Orchestra really helped glue the entire score together."

Ark: Survival Evolved will launch worldwide on 29 August, 2017. The game will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.