Bethesda Softworks officially announces the release of the soundtrack for its post-apocalyptic RPG, Fallout 4, on a set of limited edition vinyl records.
Those Fallout 4 fans who enjoy the open world title's theme song and stirring score by composer Inon Zur that wish to own the original soundtrack in a physical collection of some kind are now in luck. As it happens, the game publisher and developer Bethesda is pressing a limited edition run of the action-RPG's score on vinyl albums for Fallout 4 fans, and it is available for pre-order today.
For the sake of clarity, the limited edition vinyl set for Fallout 4's soundtrack won't contain any of the title's licensed music that plays on in-game radio stations, such as "It's All Over but the Crying" by The Ink Spots, for instance, but it does span 65 tracks to encompass Inon Zur's whole score for the game. So, even though the jams that emit from the Sole Survivor's Pip-Boy Mark IV won't be included in the collection, all of the score's songs will make up for their exclusion, as the set adds up to more than three and a half hours of music in total.
As seen in the still below, the limited edition vinyl soundtrack for Fallout 4 will come in a box set of six blue LPs in three full-color gatefold jackets, stored in its own heavy board-stock slipcover. According to Bethesda, fans will need to be be quick to purchase them, for the company is only producing 3,000 sets, and it has not said whether or not any more will be produced ever again.
Audiophiles who decide to snag the Fallout 4 soundtrack set will need to be willing to part with a pretty sizeable sum, however, as the limited edition vinyl albums cost $125. Plus, fans shouldn't expect to receive them soon after purchase, for Bethesda has stated that the estimated shipping time is going to be July 1, which means that it could be around the middle of next month or even longer, especially since the developer has also said the date is "subject to change without notice."
In any event, the decision to provide fans with a vinyl version of Fallout 4's soundtrack is just another example of the great job Bethesda has done in commemorating the game with fun memorabilia. On top of the records, the studio has also fashioned figurines donning power armor, Vault-Boy bobbleheads, a huge art book of behind-the-scenes sketches and illustrations, and so much more. Taking all of this into consideration, it's obvious that not only does Bethesda know how to make wonderful games, but it also understands merchandising on a preternatural level.
What do you think about Fallout 4's original soundtrack on a limited edition vinyl set? Are you thinking about pre-ordering it, or have you already done so? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Fallout 4 is out now and is available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Source: Bethesda Store