Aliens: Fireteam Elite was nominated for Best Soundtrack at this year’s Grammy Awards, along with scores from games like Call of Duty and Assassin’s Creed.
The full list of 2023 Grammy nominees was announced today, and the best-scoring soundtracks for video games and other interactive media include surprising names like:
- Aliens: Fireteam Elite (Austin Wintory)
- Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarok (Stephanie Economou)
- Call Of Duty: Vanguard (Bear McCreery)
- Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (Richard Jack)
- Old World (Christopher Ting)
Of course, 2023 will be the first year video game music won a Grammy, and one of those games will win a historic award.
best soundtrack #Video game The soundtrack is way behind.
It’s certainly a very nice addition this year. #GRAMMY
— Kira Grunenberg (@shadowmelody1) November 15, 2022
Video game music has been eligible for Grammy nominations since 1999, the Civilization-themed Baba Yetu won Best Instrumental Arrangement in 2011, and the Journey soundtrack was nominated in 2012.
“It’s overlooked and underrated,” EA’s president of music Steve Schner explained in an interview. variety“Not just the level of quality, but the scale of its success and its relevance to the next generation of music lovers. The powers that say this music stands on its own and deserves to be judged by each other. I had to convince
After years of lobbying from game studios, the Grammys have their own video game category, and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy looks like a strong favorite.
Aliens: Fireteam Elite Screenshots
Judging by some of the other nominations, this hasn’t exactly been a bountiful year.
IGN’s Aliens: Fireteam Elite review was 7/10, stating: Between the excellent weapons, classes and enemy types and some great nostalgic hat tips for the previous ones, it’s a must see if you liked this series. You have to put up with excruciatingly stretched missions.Aliens: Fireteam Elite may not be a big win, but it’s far from game over. ”
Which of these will win the first-ever Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for a video game or other interactive media? I feel like I got off to a good start.
Ryan Leston is IGN’s entertainment journalist and film critic.you can follow him twitter.