Destiny’s soundtrack is now available

Destiny’s soundtrack is now available for purchase on iTunes. It contains 44 songs, credited to Michael Salvatori, C. Paul Johnson, Martin O’ Donnell and Paul McCartney as a collective. The full album costs $9.99, while individually, the songs cost $0.99 each. Paul McCartney’s “Hope for the future” song is not included in the album, as it will be released as a single.

Speaking of Paul McCartney, as I already mentioned in a previous article, he assisted Bungie with the soundtrack without requesting to be paid for his work. In fact, according to the developer, the artist wanted to gain recognition from younger audiences. Truth be told, most Destiny players don’t listen to Beatles anymore. I wouldn’t be surprised if they had no idea who McCartney was before he started working on this soundtrack. Maybe they still don’t know, since most players are more curious about the game itself than about who composed the music for it. Either way, getting involved with Destiny was a smart move for McCartney.

Another notable event that happened while this soundtrack was being made is Martin O’Donnell’s sacking from Bungie. The acclaimed composer who has worked for the developer ever since they made the first Halo game (and composed some awesome themes for the franchise) was let go following a scandal involving unpaid wages. O’Donnell sued Bungie and eventually won the case. It’s also worth mentioning that Halo fans suggested that 343 Industries hire Marty to compose the soundtrack for Halo 5. So far, neither 343 nor O’Donnell said anything regarding this possibility.

Destiny is an online first person shooter developed by Bungie and published by Activision. It was released on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on September 9, 2014. Bungie’s game was an instant blockbuster, selling more than $500 million to retail stores and first parties worldwide after just one day from its release.