To celebrate the release of the remastered Skyrim, Bethesda Softworks is putting on a special orchestral concert dedicated to the music of The Elder Scrolls V.
Considering Skyrim boasts some of the finest compositions of the last 20 years (across games, film, and TV), the idea of seeing them played in concert sounds awesome.
The music of Skyrim does legally belong to Bethesda, of course – but what really grinds Soule’s gears seems to be that fans are being sold an ‘authentic experience’ – which he believes is not the case.
Bethesda have yet to comment on Soule’s disapproval or claim that the original scores aren’t used.
All the same, you have to wonder – even if the scores were translated by ear and will be full of ‘technical errors’ – will they be noticeable by the average Joe, or is it the kind of thing only a seasoned composer can pick up on?
The concert will be coming to London Palladium on November 16 and is to be performed live by the Winterhold Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir. Tickets for the show will cost between £26.50 and £76.50, if you fancy it.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.