[dropcap size=small]W[/dropcap]ith outstanding sales upon its release, resulting in the biggest launch of a new video game franchise, Destiny immediately proved itself to be a force in the gaming community. Now the original soundtrack for the MMO-style first person shooter from Halo developer Bungie is available for purchase through online retailers iTunes and Amazon MP3.
The 44-track instrumental album clocks in over two hours with compositions by Martin O’Donnell, Michael Salvatori, C. Paul Johnson, and none other than Sir Paul McCartney. Ideas were sent back and forth between O’Donnell and the former Beatle for the better part of two years before the music was recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London.
In addition to his contributions to the soundtrack, McCartney also announced that he wrote and recorded an original song inspired by Destiny that will be released later this year. Not bad for a guy that supposedly died in 1966.
O’Donnell previously worked with Bungie on the soundtracks for the Halo series and had a long-standing relationship with the developer until April of this year, when he was fired with no explanation given. There were questions about the fate of the soundtrack’s release due to O’Donnell’s termination, but legal matters were settled, and the album has been released to rave reviews.
Destiny is currently available for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, and PS3.