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It was a cheerful evening for the team at Respawn Entertainment and EA Games following Star Wars Jedi: Survivor’s unveiling as the Grammy Awards 2024 winner in the Best Score Soundtrack for Video Games and other Interactive Media Category.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Bags The Grammy For Best Score Soundtrack For Video Games And Other Interactive Media

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor beat four other games including Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II, God of War Ragnarök, Hogwarts Legacy, and Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical to win the award. Stephen Barton and Gordy Haab are credited for bringing the amazing piece of art to life.

The recording of the Star Wars Jedi: Survivor soundtrack was done at the Abbey Road Studios. Late last year, Barton released video documentaries that featured some of the people involved in the Star Wars Jedi project. Barton celebrated the win with a series of tweets on X.

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“So proud of the boys and the big part they played in some of our most emotional and wonderful moments in the game!” Barton wrote on X. “Congrats to you all and Andy, you are #Grammy winners!!!”

“Now @Respawn has the G and the O, we just need to write the musical for the televised musical game… @MannyHagopian you game for it? 😊😊😊😂😂😂”

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Bags The Grammy For Best Score Soundtrack For Video Games And Other Interactive Media

EA also celebrated the win in a tweet that read, “The Force is strong at the #GRAMMYS! #StarWarsJediSurvivor has won Best Score Soundtrack for Video Games and Other Interactive Media. Congratulations to our composers @ComposerBarton and @GordyHaab! 🎉”

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Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is an action-adventure game that was released in April 2023 for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. It was the sequel to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. It retained most of the gameplay mechanics of its predecessor. On Metacritic, it scored 86 on Xbox, 85 on PS5, and 78 on PC.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is the second video game to win a Grammy

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Bags The Grammy For Best Score Soundtrack For Video Games And Other Interactive Media

After several criticisms from the video game community, The Recording Academy announced the introduction of five new award categories. In the announcement, video games and other interactive media got their own category which was heralded as long overdue. Consequently, the first award was handed out at the 65th annual Grammy Awards.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarök became the first video game to win in the new category. The game’s score emerged victorious over four other games including Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Aliens: Fireteam Elite, Old World, and Call of Duty: Vanguard.

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“We’re so excited to honor these diverse communities of music creators through the newly established awards and amendments, and to continue cultivating an environment that inspires change, progress, and collaboration,” said Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr. at that time.

“The Academy’s top priority is to effectively represent the music people that we serve, and each year, that entails listening to our members and ensuring our rules and guidelines reflect our ever-evolving industry.”

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Bags The Grammy For Best Score Soundtrack For Video Games And Other Interactive Media

This year’s announcement means that Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is now the second-ever video game to win in the newly carved category. According to the Recording Academy, the new category “recognizes excellence in score soundtrack albums comprised predominately of original scores and created specifically for, or as a companion to, a current video game or other interactive media released within the qualification period.”

Soundtracks are the heartbeat of video games. They make the world and the actions come alive, and in recent years, have become another accessibility tool. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor’s soundtrack stands out in myriads of ways. It is really hard to argue with the Recording Academy on this one. Congrats to all the winners and may the award inspire greater achievements.


Anthony Emecheta

Anthony Emecheta has over a decade experience as a freelance writer. Gaming has always been a childhood hobby and he is excited to be collaborating with a gaming company as a content creator. It is like having all the things he loves in one place.

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