Downloadable Music for EA’s Non-Music Games Coming in ’09
Sure, you could just use custom soundtracks with the exact music you want while playing a game, but if you for some reason don’t want to or don’t have the ability to do so, Electronic Arts is looking out for you. EA chief music executive Steve Schnur told MTV Multiplayer this week that downloadable soundtracks for your EA games are coming in 2009.
The feature has been promised for years with the Madden series, but it’s been either the game’s included soundtrack or bust up until this point. I can think of a number of EA games in the past that I would have loved a different soundtrack for, as the selections that EA Trax make at times cause my head to hurt. Hopefully that will be a problem no longer.
When I interviewed Schnur yesterday about the soundtrack for Madden NFL 09 he finally named a timeframe. “You’re going to see it in 2009,” he said. He said that by Madden ‘10 gamers can expect some of the “broader-based” EA games (not just any music titles) to be able to “continually recommend” new music that can be downloaded to enhance a soundtrack.
But will that music be free, one has to wonder. I guess we’ll see next year.