Hans Zimmer may have a laundry list of feature films
he contributed to on his resume, but the renowned film composer says he still had to approach his work on Modern Warfare 2
"truly as a novice." In an interview with USA Today
, he speaks like a true convert. When asked about the legitimacy of games as an art form, he frankly states, "Absolutely, that we can't even question anymore."
Zimmer says his first experience working on a game has, unsurprisingly, been very different than working on a film. "I had never done this before, so it was nice to sort of go at it a little fresh." Due to the length of major video games (even the shorter ones), Zimmer was forced to create considerably more music than the average project. "I never added it up [because] then I would have panicked," he admits. Looks like that "ridiculous" budget
was good for something!