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Red Dead Redemption 2’s Composer Possibly Revealed

Gustavo Santaolalla previously worked on The Last Of Us

Rockstar remains adamantly tight-lipped about the upcoming Red Dead Redemption 2 in spite of the hype surrounding it, having released no new information for half a year now.

In defiance, fans are similarly adamant about fuelling discussion regarding the game by picking apart any tiny tidbit or clue. While this latest rumor that has been making the rounds might seem like grasping at straws to some, it also has merit.

One fan with a particularly sharp ear might have discovered who the composer for Red Dead Redemption 2 will be, based on the music heard in the reveal trailer and comparing it to another piece from the composer in question. Gustavo Santaolalla’s Apertura, originally from the original score of the Motorcycle Diaries, sounds eerily similar to the music that plays in the background of the teaser trailer that Rockstar released when they officially announced the game.

Like we said, this is reaching pretty far, however it isn’t entirely outside the realm of possibility. It is hardly uncommon for composers to move around from franchise to franchise, studio to studio, and it’s actually quite rare for a sequel to have the same composer as the entry before it. Santaolalla (we can’t get over how perfect the “olalla” part is for a music composer) has previously worked on the fantastic The Last Of Us, creating the game’s timeless soundtrack and getting himself nominated for the best soundtrack award at the 10th British Academy Video Games Awards.

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Then again, this may just be the case of two otherwise unrelated tracks sounding similar.

In any case, it’s not like the name of the composer will be the blockbuster news that Rockstar will rush to reveal when they finally announce further details about Red Dead Redemption 2, so we’ll likely have to wait a good long time until this rumor is confirmed or disproven.

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