This year, the Grammy awards witnessed the introduction of a new category specifically for video game soundtracks. And the first game to win in this new category was Assassin’s Creed by Ubisoft. It was a historic occasion for everyone involved.
Stephanie Economou, the composer of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarok, won the first Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Video Games and Other Interactive Media.
After accepting the Grammy, Economou said, “I just want to recognise all of the people who fought tirelessly to bring this category of video game music into existence. Thank you for acknowledging and validating the power of game music. This is truly such an honour, thank you.”
At the 65th Grammy Awards, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarok and Economou took home the first prize for video game music, defeating Austin Wintory’s Aliens: Fireteam Elite, Bear McCreary’s Call of Duty: Vanguard, Richard Jacques’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, and Christopher Tin’s Old World.
Here is a sneak peek of the main theme from Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarok from Ubisoft.
A main theme worthy of the All-Father himself. 🔥 @stepheconomou @ubisoftmusic
👉Stream the full album now: https://t.co/VtC4u8PbK5 #AssassinsCreed pic.twitter.com/oAPv7AcqkN
— Assassin’s Creed (@assassinscreed) February 5, 2023