Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Dawn Of Ragnarok wins first-ever Grammy for Best Video Game Score

Last night’s Grammy Awards ceremony was the first to include a category for Best Score Soundtrack For A Video Game, and last year’s Assassin’s Creed Valhalla expansion Dawn of Ragnarok took home the win.

More specifically, the DLC’s composer, Stephanie Economou, won the Grammy for her in-game score. Her other credits include Netflix Jupiter’s Legacy and contributions to the scores and soundtracks of films such as The Martian, mulan (2020) and more as reported by diversity. The publication reports that Economou thanked “all the people who fought tirelessly to bring this category to life” and thanked them for “recognizing and acknowledging the power of game music”.

diversity also reports that prior to this year’s Grammy Awards, video game scores and soundtracks were eligible in the show’s score category, but have received only one nomination in more than 20 years. That nomination went to Austin Wintory for his score in Journey 2012. Wintory was nominated this year, this time for his film Aliens: Fireteam Elite, alongside Bear McCreary for Call of Duty: Vanguard, Christopher Tin for Old World and Richard Jacques for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.

The Economou Grammy was presented during the main show’s pre-show segment hosted by Randy Rainbowwho might not have been familiar with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, if the way he announced the game’s name last night is any indication.

For more information about the game, see game informants Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Review and then read our impressions of the Dawn of Ragnarok expansion.

[Source: Variety]

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