Halo Infinite OST's First Track Released, Listen Here

Microsoft has released the first track from Halo Infinite’s OST. The song, “Set a Fire in Your Heart,” was composed by Gareth Coker, who recently joined the Halo team to work alongside Curtis Schweitzer on the music for Microsoft’s next-generation Halo game.

This song was featured in the recent campaign demo for Halo Infinite, so it probably sounds familiar. It hits all the right notes, and definitely feels fitting for the Halo universe. You can listen to the track below.

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Before working on Halo, Coker made the music for Microsoft’s Ori and the Blind Forest series. In an interview on Halo Waypoint, Coker said it was important to him to make music for Halo Infinite that respects Halo’s musical history while also “pushing boundaries to take it forward.”

“Most of all, we talked about capturing the essence of what it means to be Master Chief,” Coker said. “It’s not an easy thing to put into words, but when you play the game, it should be felt. It’s something that you learn to recognize when you play a lot of games as I do and you are also actively working on them.”

Coker also composed the theme for Halo Infinite’s new bad guy, Escharum. Coker said he worked hard to make music that represented who Escharum was–a brutal villain who is a “worthy adversary” for Master Chief.

“Great emphasis was placed on the weight and heft of this character in his theme, how he moves and feels. We used a double bass in the early editions of the theme and that stuck with everyone at 343 due to its menacing feel,” Coker said.

Head to the Halo Waypoint blog to read more about Coker’s involvement with Halo Infinite.

Halo Infinite is a launch title for the Xbox Series X, releasing this holiday. The game will also come to the standard Xbox One as well as PC. For lots more, check out GameSpot’s video overview above that covers everything you need to know about Halo Infinite.

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