Better, a Deloitte survey in the US, UK, Germany, Japan and Brazil concluded that it is the first source of entertainment for Generation Z, young people born between 1995 and 2010.
And the music is in many ways part of the “addictive gameplay,” according to composer Stephanie Economou, who wrote the Assassin’s Creed soundtrack.
“The players are really listening,” is the belief of this young Los Angeles-based singer, best known for her movie and TV soundtracks.
Like rival Richard Jacques, Stephanie Economou explains to AFP that this brand new category at the Grammys marks “an important step for people to finally acknowledge that video games have been in the air for a long time.”
According to her, composing a game soundtrack is “a new way to experience and listen to music.”
For Richard Jacques, the challenge is also to make “the music respond to the player’s actions” on his console. Because it all depends on the “player’s choice” and the “many possibilities of the game.”
“Whether players are fighting or solving puzzles, whatever the nature of the game, our job as composers is to provide them with a smooth and interactive experience,” says the Briton.
The links between music and video games are so close that American jazzman John Baptiste, who won five Grammy awards in 2022, told the Washington Post in 2019 that the game has inspired him since childhood to “make heady music that we constantly want to listen to.” hear”.