Paul McCartney teams up with ‘Halo’ video game makers for new project

The Beatles legend takes to Twitter to express his joy at working in the gaming market

Paul McCartney is working on a new project with the makers of the Halo video game series.

The Beatle announced he is composing music with developers Bungie on his Twitter page.

He wrote:

I’m really excited to be working on writing music with Bungie, the studio that made Halo.

Although, it is unclear what he will be composing music for at this stage, it is unlikely to be on the next Halo game because Bungie concluded its work on the series in 2010 with ‘Halo’s Reach’.

‘Halo 4’, which is currently in development, is being made by 343 Industries.

McCartney said earlier this year that he wanted write music for computer games because he thinks it’s easier to make money through gamers than it is by selling CDs.

He said: “It’s a fascinating market. A new computer game sells so much better than a new CD these days. Young people will hear my music for the first time in a game.”

McCartney’s likeness was used in the computer game The Beatles: Rock Band, which allowed users to play through their favourite tracks by the Fab Four using their consoles.