Over the summer, it was announced that a new category dedicated solely to video games would be introduced at the 2023 Grammy Awards being held early next year. This new category is for the best soundtrack in a video game and other interactive media. Now, we can confirm the five games that are being considered for this award.
Up first is the third-person shooter game Aliens: Fireteam Elite. That game earned a Grammy nomination for composer Austin Wintory. The next game is Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarök, which was composed by Stephanie Economou. Bear McCreary was also nominated for this award thanks to his work on Call of Duty: Vanguard. The fourth title that was nominated was Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. And, finally, musician Christopher Tin received a nomination for the work he did on the turn-based historical strategy game Old World.
While this award category is new, this is not the first time that the Grammys have paid tribute to video games. In fact, Christopher Tin won a Grammy in 2011 for writing Baba Yetu, a song composed for Civilization IV.
I’m sure Tin will be looking to take home another Grammy Award on February 5th when the ceremony is scheduled to be held. Either way, good luck to all those games and composers that were nominated this year. We’ll see you all this February in LA.
(All information was provided by GamesIndustry.biz [1,2], Google [1,2], PC Gamer, and Wikipedia [1,2])
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