View Full Version : Composers Wilbert Roget, II & Paul Houseman for Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris

10th Aug 2014, 04:34

While we've heard plenty of fresh Egyptian-style tunes from Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris in trailers and live demos thus far, the responsible composer is yet to be announced with an official press release from Redwood City studio Crystal Dynamics.

However, award-winning composer Wilbert Roget, II appears to have listed the sequel to 2010's Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light on his LinkedIn profile, with xblafans.com outing the talent in June. Cellist Sebastian Freij has also mentioned recording "arabic style cello playing" in-studio for the digital title.

Roget's compositions span many works, having previously held the position of in-house composer for the recently liquidated Lucas Arts (Star Wars: The Old Republic). The composer's website indicates he is working freelance on Temple of Osiris and Dead Island 2 concurrently. Guardian of Light's soundtrack consisted entirely of recycled music from Tomb Raider: Legend, Anniversary & Underworld, suggesting that the development approach to Temple of Osiris is more musically dedicated.

A soundtrack release for Temple of Osiris does not appear likely, as Guardian of Light received none (a community developed equivalent can be found in MoTR's discography). Yet 2013's Tomb Raider did mark the first commercially available soundtrack in the history of the video game franchise. Thus there is hope Crystal Dynamics & Square Enix do not dismiss the same treatment for the riveting new Egyptian themes Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris boasts, continuing the trend of music sales for the franchise's future.

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is due to be released worldwide on December 9th, 2014, for PC and next generation systems Xbox One and Playstation 4. Physical "Gold Editions" were announced today (unfortunately no mention of an enclosed soundtrack either). Jason Graves is expected to return for the upcoming 10th sequential pillar instalment Rise of the Tomb Raider (2015).

Update: Chris Greening from vgmusiconline.net has confirmed Wilbert Roget, II's attachment to Temple of Osiris. Additionally, the Lucas Arts alumnus has stated "I hired Paul Houseman as my assistant composer". A freelance team not dissimilar to Troels Folmann & Colin O'Malley; Houseman is a Finnish composer specialising in trailer music for film advertising campaigns. Feel free to visit his website too.
Links @ source: http://www.musicoftombraider.com/2014/08/wilbert-roget-ii-outed-for-lara-croft.html

I feel like this setup doesn't bode well for a release of the material. I have tweeted the composers for a response. With the publication of the Tomb Raider: Original Soundtrack (2013), composer Jason Graves accomplished the first Tomb Raider video game soundtrack release in 17 years of the franchise. The official release of this body of music marks a triumph in the growing video game music industry. Without a doubt it was highly anticipated by fans - both old and new - as the product sold out at launch to critical acclaim. For the future of the franchise, I must urge CD & SE to continue this trend of the separate commercial sale of music!

10th Aug 2014, 04:42
Hey HH! Fancy seeing you around here. :D

I've seen DD-only games receive DD soundtracks in the past, so if a physical release is out of question (hopefully not!) that could be a possibility I guess.

10th Aug 2014, 05:08
Hey Lucas, just spreading the word. Although it'd be cool to hear from some of the team on this (I know they actually post on these forums). Al?

Oh yeah of course, they could chuck it up on iTunes at the very least. I'm not hoping for just a release on CD; something will do!