It's been a long time coming and now Sony, along with countless amounts of gamers, can breath a sigh of relief as the iconic PlayStation 3 racer Gran Turismo 5 is now finally on store shelves. After suffering delay upon delay, many doubted the game would see the light of day. Now that it's here, Sony's giving gamers some ear candy by releasing the game's soundtrack. And the best part is that it's available now, and so is the game's official soundtrack.
The Official GT5 Soundtrack can be purchased digitally, or if physical copies are to your liking the soundtrack will be available at local brick and mortar stores. Tons of classical music can be found on the album, which boasts artists like Beethoven, Johann Sebastian Bach, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Joplin, and Holst. Sony has taken great pride in putting the soundtrack together, as they assigned Sony Corporation brand ambassador Lang Lang with crafting the album for Polyphony Digital's latest.
Lang Lang spoke about his love for the racing series and his passion for classical music:
"Gran Turismo is the most exciting racing game in the world and I have been a fan of it for many years. I feel honoured to have this opportunity to connect with people who have never been in a concert hall before and show them that classical music is not just a part of history, but is actually very present and relevant today."
It's pretty cool to have the opportunity to marry two favorite hobbies in an effort to share them with the world. Are there any Ranters out there that are big on snagging soundtracks for your favorite games? If you had the opportunity to create a soundtrack to a game for all the world to hear, what artists and styles would you blend with what genre game? Do you agree with Lang Lang that classical music is still a relevant form or music? Let us know in the comments below!
The Official GT5 Soundtrack is available today.