Game of Thrones

'Game of Thrones' composer creating 'Gears of War 4' score

The composer for "Game of Thrones" is swapping the sword-filled realm of Westeros for the monster-plagued world of Sera.

Emmy- and Grammy-nominated Ramin Djawadi has crafted the score for "Gears of War 4," the forthcoming fifth installment in the action-shooter series for Xbox One and PC. The prolific film and TV composer says he put his own spin on the game's soundtrack while remaining faithful to the nearly decade-old "Gears" series.

"Obviously, I wanted to make it very different from 'Game of Thrones,'" said Djawadi. "Whenever I approach a new project, I want to make sure I'm setting up a new sound — even through we're...