Killzone 2 wins first games Ivor

Guerrilla Games’ Killzone 2 has bagged itself the inaugural Ivor Novello award for a videogame soundtrack at yesterday’s ceremony in London.

The PlayStation 3 exclusive shooter found itself in the nominations list for the new Best Original Score in a Videogame category alongside Empire: Total War and Savage Moon: Waldgeist. For those unaware, Killzone 2’s soundtrack was composed by Joris de Man.

Ivors Committee director Mark Fishlock commented: "The Ivors has always sought to reflect the ever-changing world of songwriting and composing," adding, “The video games market has matured beyond recognition and big budget orchestral scores are regularly being commissioned."

Congratulations to the folks at Guerrilla Games and a well deserved pat on the back for Joris de Man. Our review of Killzone 2 can be read here.