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EverQuest Next: SOE Live - Jeremy Soule Composing EverQuest Next

BillMurphyBillMurphy Managing EditorBerea, OHMMORPG.COM Staff Posts: 3,203 Epic

Jeremy Soule (composer on Skyrim, among others) has been announced as the composer for EverQuest Next and now is in-house working with SOE on Norrath's music. 

As announced at SOE Live's Keynote.


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  • chakalakachakalaka Missoula, MTMember Posts: 291 Uncommon
    Wow!!!!!!! Jeremy is Legendary!!
  • Sajman01Sajman01 Rochester, NYMember Posts: 204
  • evilastroevilastro EdinburghMember Posts: 4,270
    I liked his work with GW. Nice move SoE.
  • ThomasN7ThomasN7 1, NJMember Posts: 6,690
    He did great work with Guild Wars. 
  • NadiaNadia Topsham, MaineMember Posts: 11,866 Uncommon
  • DeanGreyDeanGrey Fresno, CAMember Posts: 154 Uncommon
    Oblivion has a smooth listening experience that still finds its way into many of my playlists.
  • Agnostic42Agnostic42 That place, Overthere, WAMember Posts: 402 Uncommon
    Cool, another good song soon to be added to Jeremy Soule on Pandora, listen to him all the time.
  • tiagotbp190tiagotbp190 TaquaritubaMember Posts: 28
    Originally posted by Nadia
    link for theme

    beatiful song

  • twruletwrule Daly City, CAMember Posts: 1,251
    "Legendary" might be pushing it, but the man does good work - good for SOE.
  • NagelRitterNagelRitter fewefw, CTMember Posts: 607
    I don't know, I think I'm in love with it already, and he plans to make it better, perhaps add a more loud tone to it.

    Favorite MMO: Vanilla WoW
    Currently playing: GW2, EVE
    Excited for: Wildstar, maybe?

  • superconductingsuperconducting Rochester, NYMember Posts: 858 Uncommon

    Love it! Just a reminder to everyone:

    This is NOT the finished piece.

    Smedley said it was a rough early version and Soule said it was not done.

  • NagelRitterNagelRitter fewefw, CTMember Posts: 607
    lol, Soule almost looked like he didn't want it heard or be in the room.

    Favorite MMO: Vanilla WoW
    Currently playing: GW2, EVE
    Excited for: Wildstar, maybe?

  • LobotomistLobotomist ZagrebMember Posts: 5,450 Rare
    Ok - thats great !

  • tixylixtixylix gfff, TNMember Posts: 1,252 Uncommon

    Sounds crap, so generic, nowhere near as good as The Elder Scrolls music. 

    I cannot believe they didn't attempt to keep the EverQuest music in it at all.

  • Originally posted by NagelRitter
    lol, Soule almost looked like he didn't want it heard or be in the room.

    I think he is just a very sensitive artistic individual, I'm sure to him all he heard was the imperfections in the music. It must be a very personal experience for him to write music, and having to show something unfinished was probably really hard.

  • JeroKaneJeroKane OsloMember Posts: 5,709 Uncommon

    I still like the Original EverQuest 2 theme.

    That one just sticks into your mind forever.

  • MargulisMargulis Glendale, AZMember Posts: 1,614 Common
    I think Morrowind should be talked about more than Skyrim for the score he did.
  • LorgarnLorgarn SwedenMember Posts: 407 Uncommon
    NOOO WAY. Soule has been my favorite composer since Dungeon Siege. Good choice SOE, a damn good choice.
  • ZzadZzad Palma de MallorcaMember Posts: 1,374 Uncommon

    Awesome composer!

    Love his work @ Guild Wars 2!

  • GaladournGaladourn AthensMember Posts: 1,077 Uncommon
    the theme is nice, creates the desired effect. I'm expecting Jeremy to expand a bit on it with a counter-theme and add an overture before in a more dynamic style, which in its culmination will lead to this theme.
  • CoolitCoolit Member Posts: 492 Uncommon

    This is really great news! at least I know I'll like the music even if I don't know anything about the game yet:)

  • HeikkenHeikken StockholmMember Posts: 1
    Best news in a long time. It's all about them epic tunes!
  • zevni78zevni78 grimsbyMember Posts: 1,120 Uncommon

    They could not have made a better choice, I will be buying the soundtrack if not the game.



  • StebSteb Oshkosh, WIMember Posts: 13 Uncommon
    To be honest, I never found his work to really be that amazing, and his work on guild wars 2 was poor compared to other games that have masterful music like FFXI in the same genre.
  • IadienIadien Charleston, WVMember Posts: 638 Common
    Vivasvan, the reveal is later today. Music is very important, btw.
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