Just about every gamer I know uses Spotify in some form or another. And while we're not about to get something really cool — like Audiosurf built into Spotify or something — this is still pretty handy news.
It's called Spotify Gamers, and it pretty much does what it says on the box. It's basically a new section within Spotify for video game-related soundtracks, like Florence + The Machine's songs for Final Fantasy XV, and playlists.
There's a pretty good mix of original soundtracks so far: Fallout 4, The Last of Us, everything from GTA 5, Winter's End (from I Am Setsuna), Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Hyper Light Drifter, Flower, Titanfall, Command and Conquer, and more. A lot of this was already available, of course, but being curated into its own section now makes it a lot easier to find.
Also, I love the fact that EA uploaded the soundtrack for SSX and the original Red Alert. The commute home on a Monday certainly feels like a Hell March.
Spotify will also be using the section to highlight guest playlist from various personalities within gaming. Broadcaster and long-time Starcraft devotee Sean "Day" Plott is currently highlighted, along with the British YouTubers Sneaky Zebra.
There's also a list of the most popular tracks "in gaming playlists" on Spotify. Here's the top 10:
- Remember The Name feat. Styles Of Beyond (Fort Minor, Styles Of Beyond)
- I'm an Albatraoz (AronChupa)
- Stronger (Kanye West)
- You're Gonna Go Far, Kid (The Offspring)
- First Of The Year [Equinox] (Skrillex)
- Rap God (Eminem)
- Sail (AWOLNATION)
- Flight (Tristam, Braken)
- Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana)
- Wake Me Up (Avicii)
Just out of that was Feel Good Inc from Gorillaz. I always liked the 19-2000 Soulchild remix, but that's more of a poppy song.
What's your favourite songs for gaming?