Activision have recruited Nine Inch Nail’s frontman Trent Reznor to write the theme music to accompany this November’s Call of Duty: Black Ops II.
“I have always looked to that franchise as the cutting edge of what seemingly unlimited budgets and full-on not cutting any corners can do in the current day and age,” Trent told USA Today.
“There is a lot of reservation and angst and sense of loss and regret and anger bubbling under the surface, so it didn’t make sense to have a gung ho patriotic feeling kind of theme song. It has to feel weighty.”
Reznor won an Oscar a couple of years ago for The Social Network. He has previously contributed to music in games like Quake and DOOM 3.