Metal Gear Solid and Too Human composer has passed away

The highlight of any big game in our industry often falls on the director, who takes most of the credit for the success of any title. We often forget the smaller guys who do a lot of work to bring the virtual worlds we love to life. Play any older game that you might love and it won’t be the visuals that hits your nostalgia bones, it’s the music. Music is timeless in games and that is exactly what Steve Henifin brought to the table.

Steve Henifin isn’t a name you might think of when you think of the likes of Metal Gear Solid, as Harry Gregson-Williams will likely come to mind first, but Henifin worked on Metal Gear Solid: Twin Snakes (the remake of the original game on the GameCube) as well as Too Human, Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen and Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem. As you can see, he did a lot of work for Silicon Knights. In later years he worked on Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain, where he wasn’t the composer but did assist in the music department. 

Steve Henifin passed away on 4 July. The reason for his death is unknown. He attended E3 a few weeks before passing away. Here is the official message on Facebook:

It is with great sadness to inform you of Steve’s death on June 29th, 2019. Please continue to enjoy his website and the…

Posted by Steve Henifin on Thursday, 4 July 2019

 

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