Audio to remember: World of Warcraft

The times of a few beeps in the background of a game are long gone. While the classic 8-bit sounds and melodies will forever have a place in our hearts, nowadays the technical possibilities create a much larger scope for game audio . Some of the melodies, compositions and tunes featured in games have become classics that will always be remembered and played outside of the games they were conceived for.

World of Warcraft
(Jason Hayes, Tracy W. Bush, Derek Duke, and Glenn Stafford)

After the initial great reception of World of Warcraft and the soundtrack as part of the Collector’s Edition for the game, the soundtrack was re-released on CD. The soundtrack features a great variety of themes, compositions and snippets from the MMORPG and is fondly remembered by anyone who has ever played World of Warcraft.

Every aspect of the game has a different background theme and after the first launch, every Collector’s Edition expansion included a soundtrack CD.