Bethesda shipping $30, four-disc music compilation for open-world action RPG one week after game's Nov. 11 release.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is being billed as the biggest game in the franchise to date, and it appears as if its soundtrack is being made to match. Today, Bethesda Softworks announced Skyrim's soundtrack will be available as a four-disc set, priced at $29.99. The music compilation is slated to ship the week after the game's November 11 release date.
Currently available for preorder through DirectSong, Skyrim's soundtrack was composed by Jeremy Soule. Beyond the Elder Scrolls franchise, Soule's work can be found in such games as Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker and Guild Wars. Those who preorder Skyrim's soundtrack before December 23 will receive copies signed by Soule.
Bethesda intends to also release the Skyrim soundtrack through iTunes. The publisher expects to have details on that release at a later date.
For more on Skyrim, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.
I absolutely adore Jeremy Soule's music! The Elder Scrolls and Guild Wars series have to have some of the best music in games.
@Suikogaiden: lol...exactly! Granted the hype is thru the roof on this, but who the heck is going to fork over $30 flippin dollars for music that no one has even heard or could easily be a generic version of Enya or something!
Interesting clip on the music and voice-overs. The main choral theme that was talked about reminds me a lot of Orff's "O fortuna" from Carmina Burana. If you like this Skyrim theme take a listen on YouTube to the "O fortuna". As to the CDs, I think if you like the music, buy them. Nothing wrong with that. Personally, I relate the music in video games so much with my role-playing gaming experiences (I become Very involved) that it would be disconserting for me to hear the music sans video. But that's just me. The snips of music I've heard from Skyrim sound luscious and will surely add to the atmosphere - I'm looking forward to it. Also, it was welcome news that 70 voice actors are being used instead of the handful as in previous games. I'm a Max Von Sydow fan from way back and I hope he has a fairly hefty speaking part. He is your quintessential Nord!
It just seems very odd to me... These soundtracks are composed with specific scenes and area's of the game in mind. Seperating the music from the game doesn't really do it justice.
If the music can played outside of the game from the music folder, that's great. Otherwise there is always Youtube if you just want to listen to the music. I listen quite often to Deus Ex and Vampire the Masquerade: Redemption and have made a playlist of each to listen to when I surf the web or just feel like listening to some awsome music, feeling nerdy (in a good way) at the same time, because I don't listen to Lady Gaga or some other artist.
I just ordered mine but what's with all the hate? 30$ for a 4 cd set isn't a bad price at all...and either you like game soundtracks or you don't. Besides, if you're shallow enough to judge someone or call them a nerd based off of their musical tastes then I truly feel bad for you. Way to conform to stereotypes and I'm sorry about not having the cognitive capacity to formulate an unbiased opinion on your own.
PC master race will just rip it from the game. Bethesda's getting more and more money grubbing not including this in the Collector's.
Heh it's amusing to hear it while playing cos it's immersive... apart from that i don't see myself listening alone to those tracks... not my style, and heh, i find it excessive, 30$.. u can get any cd from ur fav band for less than 10$
You can not be considered a nerd for playing Skyrim... in fact if u are playing something else after Nov. 11 you might be a nerd. On the other hand if u pre-order the sound track...lol
Even if it cost $30 dollars, buying import video game soundtracks off of playasia cost around the same price, if not higher than $30 dollars.
They've worked on this game. Can't wait. Music, gameplay, graphics everything. I'll enjoy this game for sure. And for a long time. :)
They should have included this 4 disc as either a pre-order bonus or packed in with the collectors edition. Anyways, I'm not paying for it. I don't really listen to game music much anyways. I'd rather watch a making of DVD.
Man I am so excited for this game! but as for the soundtrack it looks a little pricey. Im sure there the game has a great deal of songs, like oblivion did. so excited!
Who would buy this? The game alone is 60$, there is no way in hell im paying 30$ for a soundtrack cd set.
Not cheap & really this would have been a nice addition to any collector or pre-order edition as either a single disc with selected tracks or a download. No doubt the game will sell a lot & be a financial success. Its all very well for mature gamers like myself but a younger fan with way less disposable income can't really buy this.
It's so cool to watch behind the scenes stuff. Skyrim is the type of game that will keep surprising players for years with new secrets, undiscovered areas, and different ways to interact with your environments.
Will it be lossless or just MP3 burnt on CDs? I do like TES music, but after trying "real" music formats I just can't go back to MP3.
Sorry for off-topic, but...OMFG! I've seen enough - (3:34) two daggers and a deadly stealth kill - no doubt I'll buy Skyrim! The way to remember great moments from Thief and Dark messiah of M&M! Oblivion lacked good stealth, but this one My favorite now!
@Jaga_Telesin Yeah,that says it all.At the moment,Im just listening to some Morrowind music,found at Data Folder/Music.Same goes for Oblivion,and same will most likely be for Skyrim(Perhaps hidden a little better,but it can all be found)... Way too many rip-offs today :(
As some other mentioned PC version = included soundtrack...unless the music on these discs are missing from the game. Plus don't forget the "M" word...Mods woot Just 1 more week!!!
not terribly pricey considering you get for cds However i must say ...unless what i got was not the "full soundtrack" which i assume it is. In my opinion it doesnt seem like the soundtrack really takes up 4 full CDs id honestly say 2 at the most. so.. i hope they are not including all the very short 20 secondish "cues" .. so. we'll see. The soundtrack is really great thats for sure but it might be best to wait for the itunes version perhaps? Corse as with previous elder scrolls games you can get the music in the files if you buy the PC version of the game so... but nice idea anyways. I will say it seems like this is the best elder scrolls soundtrack ever! though i wish they had more and longer battle music and a few more town themes, good stuff none the less! but i agree instead of the dragon maybe this should have been included in The CE.
Why pay an extra $30 for this when your technically paying for the music already when you buy the game itself. Protip - wait for the game to release and you will have the soundtrack without forking out an extra $30.
Am I the only one who remembers a time before MP3s when even a 2-disc set could run upwards of $30? This is a fancy packaged 4-disc set. Not that I'd buy it, just sayin...
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