Sarah Schachner, the composer for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone, has announced that she will no longer be working on the games due to a difficult working relationship with the audio director.
While Schachner did not mention the audio director by name, it is believed to be Stephen Miller. She also addressed fans who were asking about the release of the Modern Warfare 2 soundtrack, saying that it may not be happening.
Schachner has a successful career, having composed music for several games including four Assassin’s Creed games and two other Call of Duty games, as well as Anthem and Hulu’s Prey.
She goes on to say:
“I am sad to say I can no longer continue to compose music for MWII / Warzone,” “Over the past couple of months the working dynamic with the audio director has become increasingly challenging and I don’t see any path forward. As of now, I am unsure of the status and release plan for the soundtrack as it’s been taken out of my hands.”
“While I don’t have any control over how the music is presented in-game, what will be released on the soundtrack is not my artistic intent in regards to mixing and mastering. Mike Dean was a part of the creative vision for the album as well as mixer Frank Wolf. We have soundtrack masters in hand from Mike which unfortunately you will never get to hear.”
She then took the time to praise the work of the audio team as a whole alongside wishing that we still enjoy the soundtrack as she worked so hard on it.
“I would like to acknowledge the incredible hard work of the audio team as a whole, and I hope you still enjoy it because I put so much work and effort into it,” Schachner said. “The score features some wonderful performances by musicians Baseck, Brian Mantia, and M.B. Gordon. I’m truly appreciative of the outreach so far and I feel a responsibility to the fans to remain authentic in my approach with the game and its sound which I have been a part of creating for many years.”